Jesse James Dupree and Dixie Inc – Rev It Up & Go-Go (2008)
After seeing Jackyl live in 2007, I have really started to appreciate their brand of no frills hard rock. I always liked the band, but I they were far from my favorite. I had to check out the latest work from Jesse James Dupree.
Those of you looking for some new Jackyl styled tunes, may like what you hear on the first half of the disc (Saturday Night). The tunes are a good mix of hard and southern rock.
The second half of this CD may have some people scratching their heads.
The half of the disc coined Sunday Morning (Old Fashioned Radio Show) is more of a country, rock, blues hybrid that is different from the music that Dupree has been known for.
The first half of the disc is so much in the same vein as Jackyl, I wonder why, Dupree didn’t save the tunes for another CD with the band that made him famous (or is that infamous). It may not be Dupree’s best work, but it does rock. 1095 days is the only song that takes a detour, but it reminds me of a few of the other tunes that Jackyl has done.
The second half of the disc, isn’t my favorite, but it does have its moments. Fred and Richard Young from the Kentucky Headhunters join Dupree’s group for some fun sounding country rock.
The Party is a honky tonk sounding tune with some cool slide guitar. I actually like this tune pretty well.
Maybe it isn’t fair to compare this music to Jackyl. This isn’t a Jackyl CD, and with the second half of this disc formulated to sound like an old fashioned radio show, it becomes something different. At first, I didn’t like the second half of this disc at all, but a few spinning this in my car a few times, I have warmed up to it somewhat.
This CD may appeal to both Jackyl and Kentucky Headhunter fans. This isn’t Dupree’s best work, but it is entertaining. To find out more information on Dixie Inc, and to hear some of the songs on this disc, check out the band’s myspace page.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Rev It Up & Go-Go
3. Drop Dead Ready
5. Wash Me Away
6. 1095 Days
7. Money Lovin & Speed
8. Get to Me
Sunday Morning (Old Time Radio Show):
9. One Extreme Intro
10. Welcome to the Show
12. Reality Star Intro
13. Reality Star
14. A.J. White’s
15. Well Enough
16. Fire It Up
17. Had to Get Stoned
18. American as Apple Pie
19. Far Out
20. One Extreme Outro
Jesse James Dupree and Dixie Inc are:
Saturday Night Musicians
Jesse James Dupress – Vocals and Guitars
Roman Glick – Bass, Jew’s Harp
Mike Froedge – Drums
Charlie Starr – Guitars, Banjo
Sunday Morning Musicians
Roman Glick – Bass
Mike Froedge and Fred Young – Drums
Richard Young – Guitar
Charlie Starr – Guitar, Banjo, Pedal Steel
Joe Huffmann – Keys