HANK WILLIAMS III : STRAIGHT TO HELL
Latest dubbel CD (digipack box!!)
Hank III (grandson of the legendary Hank Williams, son of Hank Williams Jr.) might be just such a voice.
Straight to Hell, Hank's third "official" full-length release is a scalding-hot reconstruction of modern country music.
Songs such as "Smoke & Wine" and the title track "Straight to Hell" sizzle with a flurry of frantic banjos, full-tilt pickin'-and-grinnin' guitars and just the right amount of pedal steel.
The second disc features "Louisiana Stripes" a worthy successor to "Folsom Prison Blues" and a 42 minute "hidden track," a jaw-dropping Pink Floyd-style lo-fi experiment boasting an entire extra album of songs. Those and a cover of III's grandfather's "I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You" are woven around samples of answering machine messages, passing trains, backwards audio loops and a liberal use of delay.
Although the vast majority of the material speaks of a life overloaded with drinking, sinning and drug use, it belies the tone of the album; it's a joyous and uncompromising measure of a man.
If we're lucky, enough to turn country music upside down, but if nothing else, his grandfather would be proud.
01.Satan Is Real/Straight To Hell
02.Thrown Out Of The Bar
03.Things You Do To Me
05.D. Ray White
07.Pills I Took
08.Smoke & Wine
09.My Drinkin' Problem
10.Crazed Country Rebel
11.Dick In Dixie
12.Not Everybody Likes Us
13.Angel Of Sin
+ Bonus 42 minute track!!!!