Countach (for Giorgio) is the seventh studio album by American outlaw country artist Shooter Jennings, released on February 26, 2016 on vinyl through Jennings' own Black Country Rock label.[1] A 16-bit music video for the song "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" featuring Marilyn Manson was released on August 1.[2][3]

Countach (For Giorgio)
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 26, 2016 (2016-02-26)
LabelBlack Country Rock
ProducerShooter Jennings
Shooter Jennings chronology
Don't Wait Up (For George) EP
(2014)
Countach (For Giorgio)
(2016)

Background and releaseEdit

Countach is an album of songs composed or inspired by Italian producer Giorgio Moroder.[4] Jennings has described the album as "a love letter to [his] childhood",[5] explaining that "It all connected. Something that I had just written off as the sound of the Eighties, it was all Giorgio. He's the one that made that wave of music happen. It hit me like a freight train."[6] The album was originally scheduled for release in November 2014. However, its release was delayed due to the sudden death of Jon Hensley, Jennings' longtime manager and friend and Black Country Rock co-founder.[5] On February 22, 2016, the album was released digitally inside the multiplayer component of the role-playing video game Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, with players encouraged to search through the game's multiplayer levels to win one of twenty-five free vinyl copies of the album.[7] The album was released on CD, digital download, cassette, 8-track tape and cylinder formats on March 11,[8] and features guest vocals from Steve Young,[9] Brandi Carlile,[10] Marilyn Manson[11] and Shroud of the Avatar creator Richard Garriott de Cayeux.[12]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Loading" 0:47
2."Countach" 3:25
3."From Here to Eternity"4:28
4."I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone"
  • Moroder
  • Bellotte
6:00
5."Born to Die" (featuring Steve Young)
  • Moroder
  • Bellotte
4:53
6."Chase" (featuring Richard Garriott de Cayeux)Moroder2:53
7."Love Kills"5:02
8."The NeverEnding Story" (featuring Brandi Carlile)4:34
9."Cat People" (featuring Marilyn Manson)8:10

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[13] 7

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shooter Jennings Returns With 7th Studio Album, Countach (for Giorgio)". TheDailyCountry.com. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Shooter Jennings feat. Marilyn Manson - Cat People (Official Video)". YouTube. Google. August 1, 2016. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Moore, Sam (August 3, 2016). "Watch Marilyn Manson star in disturbing 16-bit video for his cover of David Bowie's 'Cat People'". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "Outlaw Country Musician Shooter Jennings to Unveil Latest Album, Countach, in Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar Role-playing Game". Develop. NewBay Media. February 18, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Kohn, Daniel (February 23, 2016). "How Daft Punk and the Muppets Inspired Shooter Jennings' Giorgio Moroder Tribute Album". LA Weekly. Voice Media Group. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Shooter Jennings, Lukas Nelson Ready New Albums". Rolling Stone. February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Lavender, Dave (February 10, 2016). "Shooter Jennings to release album inside interactive, online video game 'Shroud of the Avatar'". The Herald-Dispatch. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Shooter Jennings "Countach" 12" Pink LP". BCRMedia. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  9. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (February 19, 2016). "Shooter Jennings on Giorgio Moroder Tribute Album & How His David Bowie Cover 'Ended Up Meaning So Much More'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  10. ^ Leahey, Andrew (January 4, 2016). "Shooter Jennings Enlists Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile for 'Countach'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  11. ^ Kaye, Ben (February 18, 2016). "Marilyn Manson covers the hell out of David Bowie's "Cat People" — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  12. ^ Vanderbilt, Mike (January 5, 2016). "Neon noir meets outlaw country in Shooter Jennings' tribute to Giorgio Moroder". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Shooter Jennings Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.