Games Rednecks Play (Warner, 1995)
Reviewed by Chuck Hamilton
You might be a redneck if Jeff Foxworthy pokes fun at you, but then you're not alone. Foxworthy, in his newest album, takes shots at TV fishing shows, the Victoria's Secret catalog, aging, cats, teenage pranks and designated drivers ("Have some fun with the group, like at the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong damn house.") Foxworthy saves some of his funniest stuff for his hometown of Atlanta, host of the 1996 Olympics. He suggests changing some of the events in order to meld with local culture. "Instead of the four-by-four relay, do the two-by-four relay. That's where you and your buddy take your pick-up truck to a construction site at 3 in the morning to improve your home at discount prices." Naturally, the album includes a few "you might be a redneck if..." jokes. Bonus track, "Party All Night," is a combination of a Foxworthy routine and music by Little Texas. Despite this last cut which comes off as more of an afterthought, Foxworthy's down home humor continues as on target as ever.