Thursday, December 29, 2011
Scott Miller "For Crying Out Loud" (2009)
It's hard for me to think of Scott Miller without thinking of Steve Earle. First, there's the connection with the V-Roys (they were signed to Earle's label). Then there's the songs themselves. Miller's country/rock hybrid seems to be mining much of that same vein that Earle worked in the 80s & early 90s. Unfortunately Miller gets the worst of the comparison.
That's not to say that Miller's work is bad. Far from it. But there's nothing here that makes you stand up & take notice the way a song like "Copperhead Road" did.