I love Aaron Tippin, always have. Unfortunately I don't hear him on the radio too often anymore which is just a shame really. Well I was lucky enough to get Aaron's new CD In Overdrive last week. It took me this long to get the darn thing back from my husband who said it was the perfect CD for driving fast and didn't want to give it back to me.
Well I finally, FINALLY got it back this morning but only after threatening my hubby with no more clean underwear until I got the CD. He relented.
Anyway, my husband said it best when he said, "the CD's awesome, even though it's remakes. It would be better if I'd never heard the originals." That's the problem with song remakes, you always compare them to the originals. I honestly don't think it can be helped. But Aaron did a really great job remaking old classic truckin' songs. He just has the voice of a trucker. Okay, actually he has the voice of Festus Haggin from Gunsmoke which sort of made me giggle a little. I don't remember Aaron having such a nasally voice in years past, but it's okay because it worked.
Giggling aside, I really enjoyed the whole CD, every last one of the songs. He takes the songs, and with the exception of Drill Here, Drill Now (which is meant to be a serious song), seems to have a blast singing them. The songs are fun to listen to and I have a feeling could give someone a bit of a leadfoot while driving (just ask my husband). But then with a title like In Overdrive a bit of leadfoot should be expected I suppose.
I wont go through all the songs to give you my take because that's just boring (to read and to write), but I will say that if you guys want a fun time in CD form, you should definitely pick this CD up. You wont be disappointed.
The Tracks: East Bound and Down, Truck Drivin' Man, Drivin' My Life Away, Six Days on the Road, Chicken Truck, The Ballad of Danger Dave and Double Trouble, Prisoner of the Highway, Girl on the Billboard, Long White Line, Movin' On, White Knight, Roll On, Drivin' Fool, Drill Here, Drill Now
Okay, for all you non-Gunsmoke fans, here's Festus Haggin since I referred to him (he's on the far right.) My husband's a huge fan, our lab's name is even Festus.
The funny Chicken Truck song from In Overdrive. Aaron's channeling Festus a little. Love you Aaron!