- Released: July 18, 1995
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Entertainment Weekly - 7/28/95, pp.60-61
"...Behind Foxworthy's exasperated, 90-mile-an-hour drawl and sharp-as-fishhooks takes on life way below the Mason-Dixon line lies comedy the old-fashioned way: strings of one-liners on a connected theme..." - Rating: B+
- 2.Victoria's Secret
- 3.Games Rednecks Play
- 4.Southern Accent
- 5.NASA & Alabama & Fishing Shows
- 6.Clampetts Go to Maui
- 7.I Love Being a Parent
- 8.Out of the Gene Pool
- 9.Seek and Destroy
- 10.Don't Drink and Drive
- 11.More You Might Be a Redneck If...
- 12.Party All Night
Personnel: Jeff Foxworthy (spoken vocals); Scott Rouse (various instruments); Eric Silver (fiddle); Little Texas.
Producers: Doug Grau (tracks 1-11); Scott Rouse (track 12).
Engineers: Terry Bates, Ron Laury (tracks 1-11); Scott Rouse (track 12).
Principally recorded live at Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson, Mississippi.
All material on tracks 1-11 written by Jeff Foxworthy. "Party All Night" written by Scott Rouse.
GAMES REDNECKS PLAY was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album.
GAMES REDNECKS PLAY, Jeff Foxworthy's eagerly awaited follow-up to his multi-platinum sensation YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK, is a raucous collection of comedy based on blue collars and red necks.
Amiable and downright funny, Foxworthy finds humor in almost everything: from Southern accents ("you don't want a brain surgeon to talk like [that]") and Victoria's Secret catalogues ("those things are so skimpy, Victoria doesn't have many secrets left"), to his family vacationing in Hawaii ("The Clampetts Go To Maui") and parenting in general ("I learned you can get three boxes of raisins into a cassette player."). There is also a bonus musical collaboration with Little Texas, entitled "Party All Night." A follow-up to 1994's "Redneck Stomp," the track combines Foxworthy's humorous routine on the dating life with Little Texas' catchy chorus harmonies.
Recorded live before a very enthusiastic audience, Foxworthy keeps them slapping their knees and splitting their sides as they wait for the piece-de-resistance--his signature "You Might Be A Redneck If..." routine. Although his material deals with predominantly "down-home" topics, Foxworthy proves to be an enjoyable and talented comedian, who follows the old-school rules of standing up and telling universally funny jokes.
Personnel: Eric Silver (fiddle).
Audio Mixers: Ron Laury; Scott Rouse; Brendan Harkin.
Recording information: Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson, MS.
Photographer: Laura LiPuma.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Hershel Shelton; Jeff Foxworthy; Little Texas.
Arranger: Scott Rouse.
Jeff Foxworthy has turned out to be a refreshing change from the standup comedy norm, keeping the four-letter words to a minimum and the comedy fairly gentle. This release, which coincided with the launch of The Jeff Foxworthy Show, is worth hearing just for Foxworthy's routine on the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, although there's a lot more besides, including a song in collaboration with Little Texas. ~ Steven McDonald