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Shooter Jennings & Hierophant 

Black Ribbons (429)

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With a mission statement to “obliterate genre distinctions,” Jennings and his new band make flow from track to track a low priority. The opener, “Wake Up,” appropriates Pink Floyd with gentle menace and dynamic resolution, in this case about how television and mind control. The closest thing to a country stomper from this son of Waylon is “God Bless Alabama” (Alabama being his daughter’s name), if quavery synth might sub for pedal steel. Every jerk Shooter has met in Los Angeles inspires the hardcore rant “Fuck You (I’m Famous).” Hierophant’s broad vocabulary brings authority to Jennings’ fevered notions. Let’s hope they stick together. The bumpy ride comes to be a part of Black Ribbons’ charm.
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