From The South
Sun of a Gun CD
got out of work one night when I realized I still have tons of CD’s to
review. I popped the Sun
Of A Gun CD in my CD player and while working out a sweat, listened to
this so-called “Country Metal/Rock” music.
first song on the CD, “How Long?” was funky (in a good way) right off
the bat. The rhythm guitar
overwhelmingly outdoes the entire song.
Just like a baby crying inside a church. You know like how it is
quiet and solemn and then the silence was broken by a loud cry of a baby,
yet it entertained you somehow? Yeah,
the guitar down-right exceeds the whole song.
song about Jesus was way too “Gonzo” for me to comprehend.
With lyrics like, “You don’t know me/I don’t ever want to
know you/You don’t know me/And that’s just the way that I like it/The
only thing we have in common is/We’re all gonna die”, and a title like
“Jesus Drives A Buick”, yeah it’s up to you to interpret.
Be it subjective or not, I don’t even want to try…
last song “Belly Aching” was straight up “Country Rock” if you
must. It was about a hooker, a
shotgun, a long ride home and stomach ache and other stuff that only
country singers would dare sing about.
The chorus will remind you of the song “Brown-eyed Girl”.
The group has a lot to offer but a three song CD left me hanging. If you are into Tom Petty, Brooks and into alternative music too, then this CD can help you out with that. I like it, although I wasn’t really smitten by it, I can tolerate it and listen to it again.
Have you seen a band lately?
Submit band articles and comments to