9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Takes a little getting used to,
This review is from: Welcome to Carcass Cuntry (Audio CD)
I'm South African and the first guy to review this CD on Amazon--Where's my prize?
Anyway, I ordered this with Rebel meets Rebel, and although I've eagerly been awaiting both the releases, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Jeff's country outing. First off, his "singing" voice takes getting used to. Fact is, in my opinion he can't really sing to save his life, but this is where the strange appeal of this album started for me. His out of tune, almost druken singing combines well with the subject matter, giving it a sort of real world grit. The playing throughout is okay, nothing stellar to report, but all in all it grew on me with every listen. It's not as instantly gratifying as Rebel meets Rebel, but give it a chance it it's peculiar charms might just bring a smile to your face. One major gripe I had though was Jeff's interpretation of what the bell in the Kris Kristofferson song should sound like--I always imagined a church bell--he used something sounding like a doorbell?!
All things being said, this won't be everybody's cup of tea, but if you're a Jeff Walker fan like me and you appreciate his humour you might just like this.