I get that all those eighties hair bands had the big guitars come in at the chorus when they tackled the ballads. I also realize that for them, impassioned yelling was how a rocker showed he truly felt what he was singing.
But eighties hair bands relied heavier on noise and hairspray than subtlety and melody. That was their right. They were reasonable facsimiles of
Country bands have no excuse. “One More Sad Song” is nothing more than a monster ballad minus the Aqua Net, and without those aerosol fumes around to cloud judgment, it’s easily exposed as a hollow, soulless record.
This mess of a single is being advertised by its label as being in the same league as “Hello Darlin'”, “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, and…”Need You Now”:
Good to know that MCA Nashville is as clueless as to what makes for a great country song as Randy Rogers Band seem to be.
Written by Sean McConnell and Randy Rogers