Get Off on the Pain

Get Off on the Pain

by Gary AllanGary Allan


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On his eight studio album, Get Off on the Pain, California honky tonk hero Gary Allan digs deep in the soil of human emotion and comes up with a handful of diamonds. Allan, one of the few authentic artists to come out of Nashville since country music turned into a giant money machine, is as real as they come. Never a trend follower, Allan -- who for the most part has steered clear of cheese-filled songwriting fodder -- keeps getting better with age. Get Off on the Pain is a well-crafted, ten-song collection that, to steal a well-worn phrase, is all killer and no filler. The gritty and grinding title track, a thundering number that finds Allan examining his fondness for a lifestyle that has left him with more than a few scars on his heart, body, mind, and soul, sets the tone for the entire disc. This isn't music for Sunday mornings; it's not all sunshine and flowers in Allan's world. The slow-burning "Along the Way" and the revved-up "That Ain't Gonna Fly" are meaty numbers that showcase Allan's unmistakable wail. The former is a reflective number, while the latter is a pedal-to-the floor barn burner. Few country artists can rock harder than Allan, but the outlaw singer/songwriter can easily handle a good ballad, as he proves with "Today." The heartrending track cuts deep and burns long after the last note fades. Strings, steel guitar, and piano swirl around Allan's aching vocals as he slips on the boots of a man struggling to come to terms with a relationship long dead except in his mind. The final nail is hammered in the coffin when the guy's ex marries someone else. Allan had a hand in co-writing five of the songs on Get Off on the Pain, which will likely go down as one of the best albums of his career.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0602527135007
catalogNumber: 001336202
Rank: 46821

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Allan   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion,Vibes
David Angell   Strings
John Catchings   Strings
Chad Cromwell   Drums
David Davidson   Strings
Greg Droman   Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Rami Jaffee   Hammond B3
Steve Nathan   Piano,Keyboards,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Russ Pahl   Banjo
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar,Baritone
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Strings
Kris Wilkinson   Strings
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Charlie Judge   Strings

Technical Credits

Pat McLaughlin   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer
Greg Droman   Producer,Engineer
Jamie O'Hara   Composer
Kris Wilkinson   Arranger
Mark Wright   Producer
Tommy Lee James   Composer
Brett James   Composer
Jon Randall   Composer
Gary Allan   Composer,Producer
Andrew Dorff   Composer
Bill Luther   Composer
Odie Blackmon   Composer
Wes Hightower   Composer
Jaime Hanna   Composer
Brice Long   Composer
Brian Eldredge   Composer
Josh Kear   Composer
Justin Weaver   Composer
Scooter Carusoe   Composer
John Lytle   Management
Kendell Marvel   Composer
Cragi Allen   Art Direction
Rob Beckham   Booking
Rick Shipp   Booking
Chris Tompkins   Composer

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