CD Review – The Dallas Moore Band “Blessed Be The Bad Ones”
Take a shot, stomp your feet, chase that shot with your beer of choice, take another shot and let out a rebel yell! It’s time to review The Dallas Moore Band new album Blessed Be The Bad Ones.
Blessed Be The Bad Ones is the 4th studio album for Sol Records artists Dallas Moore (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin), Rev. Bob Rutherford (Bass, vocals, piano), Lucky Chucky Morpurgo (lead guitar), R-O-C-K-Y Parnell (drums) and Mike Owens (harmonica). There is no doubt this is my favorite Dallas Moore Band album and the best studio work they have done to date.
Instead of writing a detailed description of each song, I am only going to touch on a few of them. I don’t want to spoil it for you.
Track# 1 is the Title track and first video single of this album. When released, this song and video sat on top of the yallwire.com charts in its respective category(s) and is still bouncing back and forth from #1-#5 after spending 14 weeks at #1 on the Top 100 chart. This song does a great job setting the mood for the album.
One of my favorites and contender for best song on the album is the 3rd track, Where You Gonna Be When I’m Gone. This is getting a lot of spins and attention on Sirius/XM and radio stations across the country. I’m sure all men at some point in their life can relate to this song. You can’t go wrong with a country song that starts out with lyrics “There you are……Drunk Again.”
It’s a safe bet track#5 is Sirius/XM Outlaw Country’s Hillbilly Jims favorite song on the album. This one is getting play from radio stations across the country as well. Check out this tune and see why Hillbilly gives it a spin on his weekend show Moonshine Matinee. “Well we drove 3 days to play a one hour show/ 2500 miles busted flat ass broke but we made that stage with brother David Allan Coe/ Twisting through Texas, like a tornado.”
Let’s skip to #8, Carolina Sunshine. Every album has that one song. That one song that you just, find yourself singing along with. That one song that puts you in a better mood and makes you wish you had a cooler of beer and a largemouth bass on the end of your line. This is that one song.
A huge hit for The Dallas Moore Band, Crazy Again comes in as track# 10. The first video the band had done saw great success in 2012. The video is currently #1 on the www.yallwire.com charts and has been for an unprecedented 46 weeks. I shared the stage with the band on this song when they played in Bowling Green, KY, so this one is special to me. One listen and you will love it.
Track# 12 is Last Man Standing. “Knee deep in the whiskey, nose deep in the pile. I took it to the edge then I rolled that extra mile.” This is a great song to end this album. This track is I imagine a hidden track on Skynyrd’s Saturday Night Special album would sound like.
Whether you call it Outlaw Country, Redneck Rock & Roll or both, Blessed Be The Bad Ones is damn good music. At the end of the day, what we have is a group very talented musicians who truely love what they do and it shows in every song they perform.
Tune in to Sirius/XM radio Outlaw Country and Willies Roadhouse where The Dallas Moore Band is in heavy rotation. Dallas and the boys are getting radio play too from over 150 different radio stations nationwide, including New York City! Find the band @ www.dallasmoore.com Find Dallas on Twitter @dallasmoore and of course on Facebook.