Justin Moore, "Back That Thing Up"


July 27, 2008

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that this isn't a countrified version of the Juvenile hit.   Alas, it's just a hillbilly rave-up that finds a country boy trying to get a city girl used to farm life, using backing up a truck as an awkward sexual metaphor (“Throw it in reverse and let Daddy load it up.”  Seriously.)

To his cred

it, Moore throws himself fully into the lyric like he's Joe Diffie singing a mid-nineties novelty number.   I'd like to hear him use that personality on more interesting material, and leave songs like this to Rodney Carrington, who is the master of the dirty country song.

Grade: B-

Listen: Back That Thing Up

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  1. Miss KittyNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you for mentioning ol’ Rodney. He is indeed the master of the dirty country song…and here I was thinking I was the only one who knew about his songs. “Sing, you bastard!”

  2. Chris N.No Gravatar says:

    “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed that this isn’t a countrified version of the Juvenile hit.”

    Still a capital idea. It’s not too late!

  3. Dan M.No Gravatar says:

    I’m really interested to see what he’ll do next. He’s got a very unique tone and attitude; not a bad warm-up tune for a newcomer.

  4. T-COUNTRYNo Gravatar says:

    this is terrible guys come on. His first single was “i could kick your ass”. A 4 foot 2 inch man singing about how he could kick someones ass? I could push him over with my pinky finger. Now with “back that thing up” he indulges himself in “twang city”. Don’t get me wrong I love natural twang, but this is too forced and watered down. There’s no “it” factor with this act. Scott Borchetta better stick to signin talent like Jewell and Jimmy Wayne if he wants Valory Music Co. to stay afloat.

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