Sunday, 23 August 2009

Rockin' Song of the Week No. 64 - Jace Everett – Bad Things

Jace Everett – Bad Things
Elektra/Atlantic (True Blood Soundtrack)

Me and the misses started watching the new HBO series, True Blood, a steamy, sexy tale of a small southern town where normal folk intermingle with vampires. That might sound shite, but actually it’s a good programme, and apparantly has done great business Stateside. The opening credits are brilliant, flashing scenes of the south, all set the tune of Jace Everett’s Bad Things. It’s hardcore country with sexy vocals and some scintillating guitar. Everett was born in Evansville, Indiana but grew up in Texas before moving to Nashville. In 2005 he signed with Epic Records but his career has never really taken off. His latest album, Red Revelations, was released a couple of months ago on the small Weston Boys label and includes Bad Things. Hopefully this will result in a higher profile and can kick start his career.

Recommended downloads: I haven’t heard Red Revelations, but from the True Blood OST I enjoyed the Charlie Robison country track, Good Times and the first half of Wayne Hancock’s version Brand New Cadillac. Once the trumpet solo starts, all momentum is lost. I’m not the confrontational type, but I would love to see The Train fall out with his trumpeter.

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