What not to buy: Shooter Jennings & Hierophant – Black Ribbons
Why?: Kid Rock’s already done it…but better.
Okay, that’s pretty bad but seriously; why?: I live tweeted my thoughts as I listened to the album the first time. Let’s read them shall we?
@autopsy4: “Wake Up” the opening track of new Shooter Jenning’s album sounds like something an angst ridden highschool kid would have wrote.
@autopsy4: 4th song from new Shooter…disjointed. boring. again, lyrically juvenile.
@autopsy4: wait….there’s a song on here titled, “Fuck You I’m Famous” & it’s exactly what you’d think. What. A. Douche.
@autopsy4: “The Breaking Point” from new Shooter sounds like a rejected Kid Rock song…
@autopsy4: re: New Shooter Jennings album…I feel a “What Not To Buy” post in my future.
@autopsy4: “God Bless Alabama” from new Shooter is definitely chasing the Kid Rock crowd.
@autopsy4: “All of This Could Have Been Yours” was almost descent if Shooter would have just shut up at the end.
@autopsy4: “Light In The Sky” from new Shooter. Honestly, not a bad track. Reminds me of Red Hot Chili Peppers in a way.
@autopsy4: “Black Ribbons” okay, I see what he was trying to do…make a huge ballad thing is, it ended up being too whiny and then came the whistle…
@autopsy4: The opening of “Summer of Rage” makes me wanna listen to “The Final Countdown”
@autopsy4: “California Via Tennessee” man, how do those Kid Rock rejects taste?
@autopsy4: did I hear Auto-Tune on “The Illuminated”….::rewinds:: YES! Yes I did.
@autopsy4: i wonder how many times the word “epic” was muttered while working on The Illuminated.
@autopsy4: and….we’re done. My suggestion is to not buy the new Shooter. It’s his worst to date and I’m sure it’ll make him a million dollars.
@autopsy4: in closing I’d like to say, Shooter…..your Daddy was famous. Not you.
So there you go. I think one of the folks who follows me on twitter summed it up best when he said, “The kid tries too hard.” To me, this album is an obvious attempt to cash in…on something. If this thing fails commercially, what trend/sound do you think Shooter will try to gravy train next? I don’t know if he ever managed to put that “o” back in country, but he is definitely bringing the “it” to sucks.