When I saw the band described as a mix of '"cow punk, country, gospel, and red dirt rock" I knew this was going to be painful. I have found that if a band can't nail their sound down to less than four basic styles, it means they sound like a clusterfuck. Either that or it is just plain horrid. This is a little of both. It's like the band has no focus, no inspiration, and no vision. They just can't seem to pick what cliché they want to follow. It's like a ton of over done crap all tossed together. At best it is like someone put a really bad Pop Country 45 on high speed. At other times it comes off like an old school punk band tried to get their inbred cousin to fill in on vocals.
This is proof that bands sometimes need to stop working so hard on trying to be new, cutting edge, and innovative, and maybe just try to write a good song. Sure they sound like no one else has, but there is a reason. Everyone else can hear that this sounds like absolute crap. Alice Cooper said it best, "Where's the song?" I was so busy cringing at the punk rock hickville that I couldn't remember anything about a song seconds after it ended. This is really bad Country mixed with even more pathetic Punk. Maybe this might work as a novelty for some, but there is no way this band will last any longer than Green Jelly did unless they can learn to focus on one style and learn to write some actual songs. Wow was this painful. I think I liked Rednex song "Cotton Eye Joe" better. Or maybe I just despise any and all Country so bad that even a small hint of it is like nails on a chalkboard? Either way I really hated this one. Fair warning though? The cd I was sent had one track listing and the cover it came with had a totally different track listing, so this means these idiots might have two releases. I'm sure they both suck, but the person in charge of putting cd's into jewel cases has as much focus as the band so it fits.