That’s Damn Rock & Roll
Label: EMI RECORDS NASHVILLE
Though Church can hardly call himself an outsider anymore, there's plenty of heated resentment here. On the title track, he sneers, "We're the bad news/ We're the young guns/ We're the ones that they told you to run from," before getting drowned out by a hail of distortion. He gets nostalgic on "Give Me Back My Hometown," a middle-finger to small-town naysayers, and "Talladega," which chronicles a road trip to NASCAR's hallowed grounds. Other highlights include "Broke Record," "Cold One" and "Devil, Devil (Prelude: Prince of Darkness)," a cinematic look at the record business in Nashville.