Hank Williams, Jr.: Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound CD Track Listing
Hank Williams, Jr.
Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound (1979)
Originally Released 1979\nCD Edition Released 1987 ??\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: The Jimmy Bowen/Hank Williams, Jr. team kicked up the tension a couple of notches on 1979's Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound. Since Nash Vegas didn't seem to give a damn one way or the other, the pair leaned on the rockin' side of country even harder. Utilizing Waylon and cats like James Burton, David Briggs, Larrie Londin, Buddy Spicher, Kieran Kane, Reggie Young, and the Muscle Shoals Horns, they took the outlaw boogie into the stratosphere. From the first four tracks, Hank Jr. feels like he's auditioning to be a member of Black Oak Arkansas or Molly Hatchet on the outside and the Allmans, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Marshall Tucker on the inside. "The Pressure Is On" is one of those moody Southern rock ballads that feels like it may explode at any time. "Tired of Bein' Johnny B. Goode" is a redneck call to arms, "Outlaw Women" has been sung by every motorcycle club from coast to coast since 1979, and "I Don't Have Any More Love Songs" is one of the finer divorce songs written during that decade. But it's a divorce song of remorse and regret, not bitterness or clever one-upmanship. It's honest, true, and painful. Williams is not one to wallow and his disappointments come right back with a slash-and-burn cover of the nugget "White Lightnin'," most closely associated with George "Thumper" Jones. And before allowing all that good-time fun to go to waste, Williams and band weigh in with one of his most notorious macho outlaw tomes, "Women I've Never Had." It's sexist as hell, and Hank wanted it that way. It's an in-your-face to political correctness and feminism. The set cooks up to here and after, and the title track feels out of place on the album, though it is exceptionally well-crafted as a song. It's easy to see why he complained later that it wasn't a single, though he is out of his mind for doing so. "OD'd in Denver" is its own dark reward and the band digs into the groove deep and greasy. The album closes with three covers, the most notable and soulful of which is Gregg Allman's "Come and Go Blues," which is not played by the band so much as attacked, and Williams' vocal does Allman's example proud. Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound is the mother of Williams Jr.'s outlaw records and it rocks harder than anything in his catalog. -- Thom Jurek\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nVintage Hank from 1979, March 31, 2004\nReviewer: P D Harris "Pete the music and horse racing fan" (Leicester England)\nWhile Kenny Rogers (of whom I am also a huge fan) was dominating the commercial aspect of country music with songs such as The Gambler and She believes in me, Hank was doing things his way, just as he always has done since he left MGM, with his unique blend of country, rock and blues. Of course, plenty of others have blended these three, including Elvis in the fifties, but Hank's blend is very much his own.\nOn this album, the my favorite tracks (but not by much) are the title track, Women I've never had and a brilliant duet with Waylon Jennings, The conversation, about Hank's father. There's also a great revival of White lightning, which was written by the Big Bopper but provided George Jones with a top ten American pop hit. Hank's cover is very different from George's but I love them both. Hank also does an excellent cover of Gregg Allman's Come and go blues.\n\nConsidering that Hank never did things the Nashville way, it is perhaps surprising that he had as much success as he did - but the quality of his albums, including this one, ensure that he deserved all the success that he had.\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nOne of the best, December 5, 2000\nReviewer: "chumbone" (Murfreesboro,TN USA)\nThe title track is one of the best country songs ever performed proving the talents of Hank as a true caftsman when it comes to song writing. Fitting that category as well are Outlaw Women, and Women I've Never Had. Hank also lends his southern rockin' style to White Lightnin' written by J.P. Richardson a.k.a. the big bopper. What Bocephus album would be complete without at least one tribute to his father? Hank serves up a whopper here along with Waylon Jennings in a classic called The Conversation. In a time, much like today, when country was straying from it's roots Hank finds a way to keep the southern bluesy traditions alive on all ten cuts of this must have country album.\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nHank at his best, May 4, 1999\nReviewer: A music fan\nWhiskey Bent and Hellbound is one country's greatest songs and albums though having it cranked when cruising does draw strange looks. Shame how "new" and "young" country stations wouldn't touch real songs like Hanks' with a stick.\n\nHalf.com Details \nContributing artists: Waylon Jennings \nProducer: Jimmy Bowen \n\nAlbum Notes\nThis is Volume 4 of Curb's Bocephus series.\n\nWHISKEY BENT AND HELL BOUND is one of Hank Williams, Jr.'s best albums, with his lyrical persona as a hell-raising, rowdy redneck who likes girls, guns, and whiskey really coming into focus. This may or not explain why there are fewer covers here than usual, a nice exception being an excellent version of Greg Allman's "Come and Go Blues."\n\nOther highlights include "Tired of Being Johnny B. Good," in which Williams takes a courageous (if unexpected) stand against instant ice tea, and the amusing road-to-excess song "O.D.'d in Denver." The very down home "The Conversation," featuring Waylon Jennings, is a tribute to Williams's dad, in which Jr. rightly decides not to discuss "the habits," but rather "just the music and the man."
This country cd contains 10 tracks and runs 30min 12sec.
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- Hank Williams, Jr. - Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound (03:11)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - Tired Of Being Johnny B. Good (02:35)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - Outlaw Women (03:02)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - (I Don't Have) Anymore Love Songs (02:24)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - White Lightnin' (02:21)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - Women I've Never Had (02:52)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - O.D.'D In Denver (02:40)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - Come And Go Blues (04:05)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - Old Nashville Cowboys (03:04)
- Hank Williams, Jr. - Hank Williams, Jr. with Waylon Jennings / The Conversation (03:50)