The Baptist Generals Do Their Own Thing with Jackleg Devotional to the Heart

Much of the conversation about the Baptist Generals' Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, the 10 years-in-the-waiting follow-up to the Denton, Texas-based band's Sub Pop debut, No Silver/No Gold, has centered on exactly what singer/songwriter Chris Flemmons was doing during the decade-long stretch of national inactivity.

In this week's issue of the New Times, Glenn BurnSilver sums it up in an interview with Flemmons: "There's a bit of a misconception, [in which] people think I worked on the album for 10 years. What happened is I shelved the record in 2005, and then I got involved in some development politics [in Denton.] That ended being about two and a half years. Then I was involved in starting a music festival in Denton and that ended up taking another three and a half years. Really, the album was just delayed 10 years."

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.