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Tattoos And Scars
Genres: Country, Pop
This swaggering, tough-singing Kentucky duo consists of a pair of impassioned but unremarkable singers--Eddie Montgomery (brother of country star John Michael Montgomery) and his longtime musical associate Troy Gentry. The... more »
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This swaggering, tough-singing Kentucky duo consists of a pair of impassioned but unremarkable singers--Eddie Montgomery (brother of country star John Michael Montgomery) and his longtime musical associate Troy Gentry. They deliver a rowdy, whiskey-drenched, antiheroic brand of rocked-up honky-tonk that unabashedly conjures up memories of Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., and other rough-and-rowdy country "outlaws" of yesteryear. Montgomery and Gentry wear these influences well on serviceable cuts like "Hillbilly Shoes" and "Didn't Your Mama Tell Ya," but do them a disservice on unremarkable ballads like "Trying to Survive" and "If a Broken Heart Could Kill," and on their derivative-sounding cover of Charlie Daniels's "All Night Long." The utter lack of original material on their debut CD is somewhat suspect, yet on killer cuts like the painfully confessional "Self Made Man" and the morally insightful "Daddy Won't Sell The Farm" they do show a few sparks of innovation amid all the ragged honky-tonk smoke and fire. --Bob Allen
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LMS | 02/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dealing with themes of country boy alienation ("Hillbilly Shoes"), a bad boy's brokenheartedness ("Lonely and Gone," "Trouble Is," and "Self-Made Man"), rural pride ("Daddy Won't Sell the Farm"), and generation gaps ("Tattoos and Scars"), this CD doesn't disappoint male fans of "southern" music (fiddle, loud guitars, masculine subject matter, and non-urban attitude). If you bought "Carrying On" first like I did, don't waste anymore time. This CD, their debut, will not disappoint you. It was my favorite Christmas gift (2001)!!!"
Which album was that editor listening to??
LMS | 04/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, so this is waaaay past due, but I was just looking through the comments on this CD and was dumbfounded by the main editor's comments. This has got to be one of the best debut albums that I've ever heard in my life. I will often listen to it several times through in a row, especially if I'm out driving. "Trying to Survive", "Self Made Man", "Tattoos & Scars" often get played multiple times on each pass, and of course there's the several that got big air play as well. I just don't get tired of this album. Like one of the earlier comments, "All night long" is probably its only flaw. While not a bad song, it doesn't really fit in with the rest. Overall, this is a must-have CD for any country fan...and even non-country folks would like a lot of it. It helped me transition from all rock to country, and I've never looked back!"
A great debut!
Everett | Oklahoma | 06/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the cd that started everything for Eddie Montgomery and Troy (T-Roy) Gentry. This is what they offered, and they did a great job with it.
All of the songs on this album are great to listen to. It makes no difference where you are, home, work or on the road, you can listen to them anywhere. The songs are well written, and each song has a message, it has something you can relate to. "Trying to Survive" and "Lonely and Gone" are songs about trying to cope when relationships break up. Many who hate Country argue that's what all Country songs are about. No, they are not, but then again, EVERYONE knows someone going through this kind of heartache. "Trouble Is" sings of regret of letting a marriage slip away, while "Didn't Your Mama Tell Ya" reminds us there are still guys who do love their women and simply don't disrespect them, but rather love them completely. Other songs are a lot of fun, such as "I've Loved a lot More Then I've Hurt," where he's endured alot of bad things, but he still enjoys life, and "Daddy Won't Sell the Farm," about a farmer who won't sell out for ANYTHING, and neither will his son. Probably the most emotional song is the title track, "Tatoos and Scars," a song about a kid who thinks he's seen it all with his tatoos, but an older man shows his much harder-lived life with his scars.
This album was their finest moment. They told the world they were tough and proved it with their music. Their next one would be good, but unfortunately it was downhill after that. At one time, Montgomery Gentry made solid Country. Maybe one day the will do it again."