CD: The Cheaters – Waitin’ On Right Now

The
Cheaters
Waitin’
On Right Now
Comin’
Down the Mountain 3:00 The Cotton’s Getting’ High 3:23
Waitin’
On Right Now 3:38 She’s Got a Way 3:52 Break It 3:24 A Heart This
Cold 3:27
Shake
it Strong 3:24 Let’s Break up Again 3:18
I
think one of the most difficult things about putting a review
together is going down through the list of albums. I know everyone
says you can’t judge a book by its cover, but first I always just
look down the names. I kind of shorten my list to choose from by
doing that; usually I try to weed out the popular names, then the
older more established ones, and finally the names I just don’t
think I’ll like. After all that is finished I do a blind listen to
test; I randomly pick songs and listen. The entire process takes a
really long time. Plus, I like groups a lot more than just a band
with a singer’s name. Tonight, I picked “The Cheaters”.
Press play, then my jaw hits the
floor.
Coming Down The
Mountain
I do believe
my well designed strategy at Russian Roulette of picking an album to
review has proven itself worthy of any opponent’s attempt. I just
wish I had begun this review earlier in the week. The harmony, the
jam, the lyrics, the guitar solos, the drum beat; need I say more.
The Cotton’s Gettin’ High
almost seems to completely switch styles. The song kicks up a bit of
funk. A forceful almost powerful feeling is forcing itself through
the equalizer in your brain. Try to visualize watching a band perform
a song in a brightly lit chandelier drenching ballroom with mirrored
walls.
Waitin’ On Right Now, the
title track is much more of one of those love songs that almost seems
geared to impress that mass appeal of teen girls with radio play. I’m
not saying it’s not a good song, or that the writing of the music or
lyrics is simplistic, it just seems to be picked as the title track
to be the number one single(which so far I think was wrong).
Now that’s back to it. She’s
Got a Way,
is a mellow
song, but it sets you in a nice groove. I play a trumpet so maybe I
see things differently, but my foot was counting the time in such a
comfortable rhythm that all I could do was sit back relax and fall
into the song.
The
title of this song scares me;
Break
it Up.
Yeah this is
not my favorite song on the EP. I don’t know really how to explain
this one. I may even have to say 90’s pop. I know those are bad
words, but I have to tell it how I think it is.
A Heart This Cold, is
really hardcore country. This is definitely a song you’ll be hearing
at a saloon, or any country western establishment. It may not creep
up the charts, but I believe it’ll catch on and be on every jukebox
there still is across the world.
Shake it Strong, is
lyrically a great song. Listen to it, and think about it. It has a
great beat and rhythm. The guitar is a pretty powerful force in the
song as well. And finally, we have
Let’s
Break up Again.
This
song almost seems like a last call, or a curtain call. Plus, it is so
true. I think everyone has been in this situation. If you haven’t you
haven’t lived and loved.
One can foresee great things
coming from this group. It really all relies on what road they really
focus on. I thought the album should have been titled

Comin’ Down the Mountain.
I
believe these guys would do awesome outdoor venues. It’s really up to
them and the decisions they make in the next few years.
Jeremy
Frost for Country Music News International

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