Freedom and Weep
Cuts about dismantling democracy, going for a drink, golfers disguised as national leaders, and meeting the enemy head on with a good, hair-raising, boozy cackle.
Down from the hills in their fuel efficient mini-van with "The Waco Brothers Invade Jesusland" scrawled on the side in glitter and fire-red lipstick, the Waco Brothers are ready to show off the totems they’ve carved out of the corpses of punk and country.
Freedom and Weep (get it?) is a decidedly rockin’ addition to their formidable canon (or is that cannon?), a strutting return to form that hits all your g-spots and leaves you panting. While the twang is mostly turned down in favor of a straight ahead meaty rock chime ("Nothing At All," "How Fast the Time," "Missing Link"), it's never hard to get to, even if the Wacos insist on doing it their way ("Drinkin' & Cheatin' & Death", "Secrets.")
Dismiss their warnings about grotesque cultural and social forces trying to turn us into placid drones devoid of outrage if you want. Cuts about dismantling democracy, going for a drink, golfers disguised as national leaders, appearing stupider than you really are, watching your carbs the night before they strap you to the gurney, election night jitters, and models throwing themselves out of first floor Motel 6 windows.
But the Brothers are still able to meet the enemy head on with a good, hair-raising, boozy cackle. Cuz after all, you still need to have FUN at the end of the day, right?
Nothing At All
How Fast the Time
Drinkin' & Cheatin' & Death