Let the Good Times Roll (CD)


JD McPherson

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Amoeba Review

02/09/2015

JD McPherson makes no bones about being indebted to the classics—heck, he named his second album Let the Good Times Roll. But McPherson isn’t interested in merely dusting off Sun Records 45s and recreating their sound, successfully putting his own spin on early rock ‘n’ roll on songs like the stomping title track. Rather than reminding you of specific Elvis Presley or Little Richard songs, he uses some of their elements—Jerry Lee Lewis’ pounding piano, Carl Perkins’ crisp tones—as well as some new ones, like the looping, dirt-crusted acoustic guitar and electric guitar ambience on the rollicking “Bossy.” Together with producer Mark Neill, McPherson crafts a neat palette of horns and percussion to growl over in “It’s All Over But the Shouting,” while a healthy dose of garage vigor helps “It Shook Me Up” stay true to its name. With production that begs for headphones, McPherson sounds spot-on as a ’50s-style rabble-rouser transported to a modern-day studio, which in and of itself is a difficult feat. But the fact that the music is so enjoyable is a tribute to McPherson’s talents—that snarling tenor doesn’t hurt. With Let the Good Times Roll, McPherson gets past wearing his influences on his sleeve and does one better than rock revivalists like The Black Keys or Mark Ronson. He’s the real deal.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Let The Good Times Roll
JD McPherson 03:04
2.
Bossy
JD McPherson 03:18
3.
It's All Over But The Shouting
JD McPherson 03:03
4.
Bridgebuilder
JD McPherson 03:56
5.
It Shook Me Up
JD McPherson 02:24
6.
Head Over Heels
JD McPherson 03:17
7.
Shy Boy
JD McPherson 02:54
8.
You Must Have Met Little Caroline?
JD McPherson 03:35
9.
Precious
JD McPherson 04:53
10.
Mother Of Lies
JD McPherson 03:36
11.
Everybody's Talking 'Bout The All-American
JD McPherson 02:11

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