Next up is the latest by Eric Church - the album is "Chief" and it's on EMI Nashville - this is the first EMI anything I've gotten in years and years. It's baseball cap wearing redneck country rock - this is Church's third album and his first to top the country charts, powered no doubt by the singles, "Homeboy" and "Drink in My Hand," and it's up for a Grammy as well. The rockers such as "Creepin' are not bad but there's too many slo mo cry in your beer twangy and weepie whoop-de-doos - there's the obligatory song about St. Jack - Jack Daniels and "Country Music Jesus" is just wrong - can't we all just give the poor savior a rest - wasn't it Gandhi who asked "Why can't you Christians be more like your Christ?" As to this Church - generic redneck rock. Wahoo minus.
Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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