"Let The Bad Times Roll" is a well-rounded country music gem that deserves a place in the music collection of any fan of authentic American music. Bad times have never sounded so good.
“Jackson Taylor & The Sinners - Let The Bad times Roll - Album of the year - Fact.”
“His music has the kind of heart and honesty that deserves much wider acclaim ”
“Inspired by Waylon, Willie and Billy Joe Shaver, Taylor and the boys wave the flag for muscle-bound Texas outlaw music unabashedly. With equal parts honkytonk (steel guitar) and southern rock (electric guitar), they have a hold-nothing-back approach to their music. It's not for everyone- as their music video for "Boys In The Band" was shot in a Kansas strip club attests to- but it has some memorable pieces to it. Whereas previous albums dissed Nashville and the pop-country sound, this one pounds away at "the man" and the current political climate. "Let The Bad Times Roll" longs for the good ole days. The album includes a couple of inspired covers including Waylon's "Ain't No God In Mexico" and "I Ain't Living Long Like This"- written by Shaver and Rodney Crowell respectively. They also get points for dedicating a song to the possum. "No Show" creatively uses Mr. George Jones as inspiration. ”
“ Of all the performers, Taylor and his band were the most rebellious, starting with the outlaw country anthem, “Cocaine” — “I like the dark side and I like the wild ride and I like the dirty girls, too.” “Old Henry Rifle” contains some anti-tax lyrics that sound straight out of a tea party pamphlet: “So take your hands out of my pockets/Don’t try to tell me how to live.” The best moment of their set: the hard-country cover of Social Distortion’s “Ball and Chain.” ”
“J.T. is the last true honky-tonk outlaw, like the old Waylon, Kristofferson, Hank Jr. Johnny Cash. I saw him precede Shaver at the Horseman in FTW. Jackson almost pulled the DJ out of his booth when he played some pop dance jive after Billy Joe was thru. The JTB had to stop him. I was impressed how this guy doesn't just sing it or write it, he lives it. Hats off to the JT”
“Jackson Taylor stole the show at Calf Fry last night. Jackson blew them all away. Go see this guy, he is like Waylon, Cash, Haggard and The Ramones all rolled into one. Rock on Honky Tonk Hero! A new fan from OKC”
“Wow! I guess people really hate or love this band. It is good to see some serious passion over an artist. Most bands are pretty are hum drum. Jackson Taylor isn't humdrum.....”
“Jackson Taylor, looks like he really does like Cocaine, whiskey and dirty girls. He's not much of a role model but maybe a Honky Tonk Hero shouldn't be. Someone's got to be the bad guy and Jackson Taylor does it so well”
“Jackson Taylor Band ( Aces & Eights )great cd. what really can be said if your're on this site you UNDERSTAND the TRUE MEANING OF OUTLAW TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC and Why he is the TRUTH LYRICALLY AND WITH HIS ASS KICKING SOUND. "this isn't ain't no country song" if it offends you go to cmt and listen to Lady Antebellum. this is LONESTAR MUSIC! ”
“Killing pop country music one amazing show at a time. Keep it up Sinners, we need you”
"Ride the Lightning" may easily be the most vivacious song about going to the electric chair that's ever been sung. If Johnny Cash had fronted the Scorchers this is the kind of song he would've written. Jackson Taylor definitely knows how to close out a CD.