Don't let Nashville or Radio pick your music for you.
Garry Daniel | Knoxville, TN United States | 03/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This...is an excellent album.
It has a great deal more depth and interesting songs than the first, and I really liked the first. But this one
is great. The brother(s) Phelps were an off shoot of the Kentucky Headhunters, as most fans know, and in thier two albums together managed to produce more good music than the Headhunters were able to muster in their whole career. Just listen to "Down into Muddy Water", "Mary Ann is a pistol", "Not so different after all", the beautiful "Walls", the jaded narrator in "The other Kind", and the gorgeously haunting "Lookout Mountain", and you'll see what I mean. Good stuff, really good stuff. Despite what some reviewer said, this is not slick Nashville, mass market stuff. This is good stuff indeed. Neither of Brother Phelps albums were huge sellers (I guess the lack of cowboy hats might've sealed thier fate)but they were excellent albums anyway. So, listen to what you want to listen to and don't let radio (Blecch) or Nashville (yawn) or the Grammys (turn the channel, quick) tell you what to buy or listen to. Listen to Brother Phelps and enjoy some good music that was never given much of a chance."