Mental Revenge

Album: The Guitar Song (2010)


  • This was originally a #15 Country hit for Mel Tillis in 1976. It is one of a number of interpretations of other artists' songs on The Guitar Song album. Johnson explained to Billboard magazine how he came to choose the covers: "It can be just all the guys hanging out in the control room, thinkin' about what we're fixin' to go in to play. Maybe playin' a couple of songs I wrote and not really catching the vibe or whatever, then turn around and play an old song that seems to fit better with what we just got through playing. Sometimes our sessions are nothing more than us kicking back and listening to our favorite music that day. If there's something that doesn't jive with the rest of what we're playing on that session that day, we get those things out of the way and we come in with the ones that do work. That's where you get songs like 'For The Good Times' or 'Mental Revenge.' It's usually gonna be some vibe we're looking for, or some feeling we're looking to expand on a little better."


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