First of all let me just say that I am not a professional nor expert in music but only a fan who enjoys trying to break down the meaning of songs. With that being said the Randy Rogers Band’s latest release of “Trouble” highly impressed me. The album has a very sad tone to it with the exception of a few select rockin’ songs. There tends to be a quite a bit of sadness in this album.
“Goodbye Lonely” was a great start to this album I felt, with the kind of sad feel, then quickly changes up the tone with “Fuzzy”; waking up not knowing what exactly happened the night before. At first, I was not a big fan of this song, but the more I listened to it, the more I liked it. It is now one of the first songs I play everyday during my commute to work. I also think “Fuzzy” is a good song to introduce people to Randy Rogers if they are unfamiliar with his music.
“Speak of the Devil” I feel is probably the best song lyrically for me on this album. Not that it isn’t melodic, because it definitely is. It’s just that the poetry in this track of the specific words they’ve chosen to express their feelings, reminds me of what song writing is truly about. “Flash Flood” has quickly become my favorite song on this album. It seems to make me bob my head and it puts me in an immediately better mood everytime that I hear it.
Now, the title track “Trouble Knows My Name” is just that, TROUBLE. This song is seriously addictive! Have you ever heard a song that you want everybody to know that you are listening to, for the simple fact that it makes you that much cooler?! Well this is definitely one of those tunes. Anytime that you put Randy Rogers voice and talent, with the living Legend that is Willie Nelson, it’s just gonnna be BADASS!!!
“If I Had Another Heart”, I can surely relate to, and I think we’ve all been there at one time in our life. You would give anything to be with that person again even if it meant being hurt.
Although this latest release from Randy is filled with love, loss and heart break, the tail end of the album is carried by “Shotgun”. This is the Randy Rogers Band to a “T”. It reminds us of who this band is and what they are about. It shows us that they still know where they came from and it’s a piece of the band that we fell in love with years ago. This album is awesome of course, and I never expected anyting less, and I’m sure they will continue to impress us all.