The advance word that the burly boys known as Montgomery Gentry would be taking some new directions on My Town might have concerned the duo's hard-core, beef-eating constituency -- not to worry, folks. Sure, they get a bit introspective here, but even on, say, the title song, which finds MG cataloging the many changes sweeping through their hometown, they jut out their jaws and make a stand for their point of origin as the music roars behind them -- none of that morose, crying-in-your-beer stuff allowed. Naw, these guys keep it on high heat, serving up muscular riffs and bruising vocals. "Hell Yeah" -- now that's the spirit -- is one stomping, unapologetic chronicle of music's unrelenting grip on a populace ranging from the Greatest Generation to Boomers to the Me Generation. Okay, they turn it down a notch on the forlorn "Lonesome," but the drums and the edgy guitars sound restless, eager to storm the barricades. There's a running theme here about men breaking free of -- well, of everything -- and hanging it on a limb. "Scarecrow" fits that mold, and in a frenetic bit of blues-rock bloodletting, "Why Do I Feel like Running," we learn that wanderlust is in the paternal genes. Putting a fine point on this rambunctious, testosterone-fueled outing, MG sign off with a red-hot jamming workout on the Gregg Allman/Dickey Betts/Johnny Neel party-hearty southern rocker, "Good Clean Fun." Blast My Town loud enough to irk your neighbors, make that steak rare, slop some extra butter on the baked potato, and stockpile those kegs. Now that's living, Montgomery Gentry style.
|Label:||Sbme Special Mkts.|
Performance CreditsMontgomery Gentry Primary Artist
Anderson Electric Guitar
Eric Darken Percussion,Musician
Curtis Wright Background Vocals
Bekka Bramlett Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar,Musician
Dan Dugmore Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Steel Guitar,Musician
David Grissom Electric Guitar,Musician
Chuck Leavell Keyboards,Musician
Greg Morrow Drums,Musician
Darrell Scott Banjo,Musician
Johnny Neel Organ,Harmonica,Hammond Organ,Musician
Doug Powell Mandolin,Musician
Jeffrey Steele Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Mark Hill Bass
Technical CreditsBlake Chancey Producer
Billy Sherrill Engineer
Rollow Welch Art Direction
Tony Castle Engineer
Adam Ayan Mastering Advisor
Deb Haus Art Direction,Artist Development
Vickie Russell Creative Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This album really grows on you , the more you listen to it the better you will like it , my favorites were Hell Yeah and Speed
Montgomery Gentry is PURE COUNTRY! This CD is awesome! The songs are 100% Montgomery Gentry and I promise you'll love these guys more than ever!
Montgomery Gentry rules. They've already had two platinums, no doubt this one will be a third. They're a hard-working group, whose songs are made for the hard-working individual. They seem like real people in their music, and not superstars like some other artists. I think that's why they're so popular, and why I love them. I feel it's a must buy.
I just saw these guys last night at the colorado state fair in pueblo and the where so good i will go see them again and if you ask me even if troy is hurt he is still so hot i went to go see them on monday augest 29th they had a oncor where they brought out tren willmems and he so so hot i was very happy mg fan joanna.
What an awesome album! Montgomery Gentry has always been great, but their new single inparticular "Speed", (which is on this album)rocks!
I love this duo!! They are my duo of the year, every year! I agree with the reviewer who wrote they are pure country!! They are terrific to see live!!
You know its real country when you here Montgomery Gentry on the radio. These guys are my favortie country music singers, and having grown up on country I know when its good or bad. And these boys are GOOD!! GO YOU VOCAL DUO GO!!!!!