The Kentucky Headhunters Rave On!
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- Released: February 6, 2007
- Label: Cbuj Ent
Musician - 5/93, p.89"...[guitarist Greg Martin] is in fine form....opts for more of a boogie/hoe-down approach..."
- 1.Dixie Fried
- 2.Just Ask Fo' Lucy
- 3.Honky Tonk Walkin'
- 4.Redneck Girl
- 5.Dizzie Miss Daisy
- 6.Celina Tennessee
- 7.The Ghost of Hank Williams
- 8.Freedom Stomp
- 9.Muddy Water
- 10.My Gal
- 11.Blue Moon of Kentucky
The Kentucky Headhunters: Mark S. Orr (vocals); Greg Martin (electric & slide guitars, background vocals); Richard Young (guitar, piano, background vocals); Anthony Kenney (bass, background vocals); Fred Young (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Rick Ripani, John Barlow Jarvis (piano); John Lloyd Miller, David Wayne Jessie (tambourine).
Recorded at The Soundshop, Nashville, Tennessee.
It's hard to tell if it was the new guys or just the direction the band was headed, but most of the novelty wore off the Kentucky Headhunters by the group's third album. New lead singer Mark Orr replaced Richard Phelps's backwoods country voice with a Southern rock wail; Anthony Kenney (cousin to drummer Fred Young and guitarist Richard Young) took Doug Phelps's place on bass. The original songs aren't as idiosyncratic as the ones on Pickin' on Nashville or Electric Barnyard, and the Headhunters continue to cover Bill Monroe, this time with "Blue Moon of Kentucky." Covers of Carl Perkins ("Dixiefried") and the Lovin' Spoonful ("My Gal") are less obvious. The Headhunters started as a hard rock country band, a novel idea; here, they've devolved into a redneck boogie group. ~ Brian Mansfield
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