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Grinding, churning, stomping, and wailing, Shooter Jennings's third album blazes a scorched-earth southern rock path through a baker's dozen original tunes notable mostly for their merciless vocal, rhythmic, and instrumental attack. The Louisiana Man himself, Doug Kershaw, stops by to get things off to a furious start by lending his aggressive, relentless fiddle cries to the Skynyrd-style guitar crunch of "This Ol' Wheel," a partly spoken, partly sung tale in which Shooter relates the often harrowing details of a star-crossed road trip that seems his lot in life. The complexities of an enduring love affair form the narrative of a majestic, hard-nosed rocker, "Tangled Up ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Grinding, churning, stomping, and wailing, Shooter Jennings's third album blazes a scorched-earth southern rock path through a baker's dozen original tunes notable mostly for their merciless vocal, rhythmic, and instrumental attack. The Louisiana Man himself, Doug Kershaw, stops by to get things off to a furious start by lending his aggressive, relentless fiddle cries to the Skynyrd-style guitar crunch of "This Ol' Wheel," a partly spoken, partly sung tale in which Shooter relates the often harrowing details of a star-crossed road trip that seems his lot in life. The complexities of an enduring love affair form the narrative of a majestic, hard-nosed rocker, "Tangled Up Roses," that reaches epic proportions in the mix of its ensemble drive, robust organ support, and gospel-styled background declamations by the Settles Connection. Third song in, Shooter countrifies Mark Knopfler's "Walk of Life," with sizzling twin guitar leads, a thundering rhythm section, and an expressive, gritty lead vocal that delivers both nuance and attitude in one fierce reading. The lilting rhythm and genial sentiments of "Old Friend" underscore a debt to Guy Clark songcraft, but the mariachi horns (arranged by Jim Horn), some soulful background harmonies, and some helter-skelter pedal steel flurries send the song out on a wild-eyed Doug Sahm note. In the roiling title song, Shooter wonders, "Am I country enough / or too rock 'n' roll," but he doesn't seem to worry about the answer as the Settles soar in southern gospel harmony and the guitars sound a gut-rattling Zeppelin riff behind him. Clearly, Shooter Jennings's divided soul is his greatest asset -- may he always be so conflicted.
All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Lacking both the songwriting skills of his superstar dad and the platinum-selling croon of his Nashville superiors, Shooter Jennings has struggled to carve his own niche. The Wolf finds him twanging his way through traditional almost stereotypical country music, despite his past forays into rock & roll territory. Jennings' previous studio effort, Electric Rodeo, was a far edgier affair, and the subsequent Live at Irving Plaza 4.18.06 showed him at his best, leading a raucous bar band -- the .357s -- through electrified romps about Southern living and drug busts. Traces of that energy are evident in The Wolf's kick-off track, "This Ol' Wheel," where Jennings name-checks Johnny Cash and dismisses his critics with a kinetic country-rap delivery. His voice is confident, almost swaggering, and the track blazes with kick-stomp percussion and fiddle riffs courtesy of Doug Kershaw. Perhaps it's no coincidence that The Wolf's other standout track, "Slow Train," also features a lively cameo, this time by the Oak Ridge Boys. Jennings grew up among the heavyweights of outlaw country, a genre his father helped invent, and he sounds solid when paired with stars of that caliber. Even so, Jennings sounds his best on country-rock numbers that combine his pedigree with a splash of loud, distorted guitars, and there's not enough of that material here. Instead, listeneres are saddled with a smattering of soft country, some rootsy numbers, and several horn-laden tracks, none of which deliver the punch of "This Ol' Wheel." The tunes aren't necessarily bad; they simply lack a proper person to sing them, since Jennings' mediocre vocals are better suited to a genre in which a singer's limitations can be masked by vigor and volume. The Wolf pushes those shortcomings to the forefront, and the strength with which Jennings begins the album can't sustain him through the end.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Label: Universal South
  • UPC: 602517324947
  • Catalog Number: 000888702

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Ol Wheel (3:44)
  2. 2 Tangled Up Roses (3:25)
  3. 3 Walk of Life (3:58)
  4. 4 Old Friend (4:53)
  5. 5 Slow Train (3:41)
  6. 6 Time Management 101 (2:45)
  7. 7 Concrete Cowboys (3:29)
  8. 8 Higher (3:21)
  9. 9 Blood from a Stone (3:05)
  10. 10 Last Time I Let You Down (3:27)
  11. 11 She Lives in Color (3:19)
  12. 12 The Wolf (4:03)
  13. 13 A Matter of Time (6:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shooter Jennings Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Loops, Drum Loop
Doug Kershaw Fiddle, Guest Appearance
The Oak Ridge Boys Background Vocals
Paul Martin Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Duane Allen Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Joe Bonsall Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
William Lee Golden Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Steven Herrman Horn
Jim Horn Horn
Charles Rose Horn
Richard Sterban Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Shirley Settles Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Norah Lee Allen Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Kevin Sciou Electric Guitar, Guest Appearance
Bryan Keeling Percussion, Castanets, Drums
Calvin Settles Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Odessa Settles Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Ted Russell Kamp Bass, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Leroy Powell Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar
Todd Suttles Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Sara Settles Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Gary Murray Banjo, Fiddle, Guest Appearance
Joe Bosnall Background Vocals
Todd Settles Background Vocals
Teresa Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jim Horn Horn Arrangements
Mark Knopfler Composer
Mark Rains Engineer
Susannah Parrish Cover Design
Erick Jaskowiak Engineer
Shooter Jennings Composer, Sound Effects, Engineer, Art Direction
Ted Russell Kamp Composer
Leroy Powell Composer
Dave Cobb Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Mary Hilliard Harrington Publicity
Oliver Peck Drawing
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    This cd ROCKS! I absolutely love it! Shooter is an amazing writer and very soulful singer and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shooter Jennings - Wolf

    I really am a Shooter Jennings fan but this cd fell really short of his previous albums. It just didn't have the freshness or the excitement of fun of his past work.

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    Posted May 13, 2009

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