10 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

"Double Trouble is an apt title for an album featuring a guy who doesn't like showing up to gigs (George ""no show"" Jones) with a guy who doesn't like showing up to work (Johnny ""Take This Job and Shove It"" Paycheck). Add to that a set of mostly ‘50s rock 'n' roll covers and copious amounts of whiskey (as evidenced by the drunken banter between Jones and Paycheck) and this album is all kinds of trouble. But as a young Bob Dylan once remarked, ""Always invite trouble."" That said, anyone hoping to hear a bygone country classic may be somewhat disappointed. It's better to approach Double Trouble with the same sense of dipsomaniacal humor that it took to record it songs like the opening take on Don Goodman and Ray Schulman's ""When You're Ugly Like Us (You Just Naturally Got to Be Cool)"", where Paycheck's grizzled growl and heckling of Jones take center stage. Their sideways version of CCR's ""Proud Mary"" hilariously holds on for dear life, but it's the ramshackle rendition of ""Tutti Frutti"" that makes Double Trouble a bona-fide drinking album."

EDITORS’ NOTES

"Double Trouble is an apt title for an album featuring a guy who doesn't like showing up to gigs (George ""no show"" Jones) with a guy who doesn't like showing up to work (Johnny ""Take This Job and Shove It"" Paycheck). Add to that a set of mostly ‘50s rock 'n' roll covers and copious amounts of whiskey (as evidenced by the drunken banter between Jones and Paycheck) and this album is all kinds of trouble. But as a young Bob Dylan once remarked, ""Always invite trouble."" That said, anyone hoping to hear a bygone country classic may be somewhat disappointed. It's better to approach Double Trouble with the same sense of dipsomaniacal humor that it took to record it songs like the opening take on Don Goodman and Ray Schulman's ""When You're Ugly Like Us (You Just Naturally Got to Be Cool)"", where Paycheck's grizzled growl and heckling of Jones take center stage. Their sideways version of CCR's ""Proud Mary"" hilariously holds on for dear life, but it's the ramshackle rendition of ""Tutti Frutti"" that makes Double Trouble a bona-fide drinking album."

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