As I listened to the album called ” I Ain’t Got A Redneck” from musician Larry M Clark, and his approach about everything. Larry starts off this album with a song called ” I Ain’t got a redneck” and is a really great song and Larry takes a patriotic theme for this son and the who album is a real dedication to veterans and Larry has a sound that is has a voice of the common person out there. Larry brings in the fun on this album with the next song called “Alcoholics Unanimous is a parody of sorts and Larry brings in his antics and takes a drinkers approach and quite hysterical. “End Of the Rainbow” Larry spoils everyone’s dreams by the thinking that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and unfortunately there’s not. The whole album has a certain Cynacism about it and Larry has his story telling abilities as he narrates you through each song and with his wonderful spoken voice. With that in the mind hearing the next track called “Quicksand” Larry has the ability to make you actually feel the comedic value of his talents, and has that morning radio show feel to it as I listened. “I never met You” is a song that Larry has a sound that has the total county feel to it but through his comic abilities that shows his funny antics. Larry brings in a fresh and humorous approach and adds the flavor infused musicality of a true country flare. “Why Ain’t I drinkin'” larry has the song that shares a certain level of funniness and pokes fun at the break ups and people you meet along the way and how most drink their way out of relationships and asks the question of “Why Ain’t I Drinkin'”. “Country Folks Rag” has Larry’s signature sound all over it, and the continued antics of his normalcy that is far from normal. “Country Love” the song actually has a real sound to it as Larry describes what Country Love” is all about. The backup singing adds to the realism of the song that reminded me of those songs that added so much back up, it became almost too much. The musicality of the album is really arranged well and has the elements of real country music to it and is really great throughout. “Heaven Yes” Larry sings about asking others are they ready for Heaven? and how the simple pleasures can make you ask about your life and are you ready for Heaven Yes, the answer becomes after asking questions about your life and the answer becomes Hell no. The next song is called “Drinkin & Smokin’ Blues” where the song and musicality is there, and Larry realizes that he’s drunk too much booze. Throughout this album its amazing to hear the music throughout, there are several talented musicians that contribute their incredible talents on this album and Larry adds in his element of crazy funny boned antics that one tries to be serious but with his lyrics and leaves one unsure of it being funny or a serious music album. “Is this the Best” has a tremendous musicality to it and I was thinking it started out to be an actual country song but then again Larry brings in his comics and spoken word to it, and you realize that it ll in the comedy sense. “Cowboys Prayer” is probably the most serious part of the album, and Larry brings in his commodious approach to the song and remains a truly funny and dry sense of humor to it. “When I Was 20” is a song where Larry brings his actual singing to the microphone and to your attention and by this time you’ve heard so much of Larry’s antics become to familiar that my ears were not ready for semi serious song, but Larry actually has this on this song, and with the last song Larry actually allows you to hear his proudness in singing our nations national anthem and does a great job of it.
Steven F. Adams
Music Reviewer Journalist. Publicist Owner SoundWaveONe
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