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  • Audio CD (April 2 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00005V8PI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,396 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 7 Months, 39 Days
2. Broke, Lovesick & Driftin'
3. Cecil Brown
4. Lovin' & Huggin'
5. One Horse Town
6. Mississippi Mud
7. Whiskey, Weed, & Women
8. Trashville
9. Walkin' With Sorrow
10. 5 Shots Of Whiskey
11. Nighttime Ramblin' Man
12. Callin' Your Name
13. Atlantic City

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7 Months, 39 Days -+ Broke, Lovesick & Driftin' -+Cecil Brown -+ One Horse Town -+Mississippi Mud -+ Whiskey, Weed, & Women -+Trashville -+ Walkin' With Sorrow 5 Shots of Whiskey -+ Nighttime Ramblin' Man -+ Callin' Your Name -+ Atlantic City

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"Lord, honey, you're a ghost," Minnie Pearl allegedly told Hank Williams III after their first meeting. It's a natural reaction to the skinny singer with the sunken cheekbones and, especially, the pinched nasal vocal--so reminiscent of his famous grandfather's catch-and-moan delivery. Hank III's debut, Risin' Outlaw, made that clear, but now his follow-up carves it on the wall, vocally, melodically, and lyrically. While the third-generation rebel strives mightily to find his own sound by wedding the spooky, old-style country blues and dark themes of his grandfather (Hank Sr.) to the Southern rock and boogie of his dad (Hank Jr.), at times he's guilty of trying too hard to buck Nashville ("Trashville") and re-create the misery of the Williams family tradition. Song after song packs danger and despair between the lines, in drinking to kill the pain, in wallowing in depression, in walking the "low road" of life. That said, III knows how to conjure a gutbucket rhythm ("7 Months and 39 Days") as well as a mournful tearjerker ("5 Shots of Whiskey"), and his touring band keeps things spare, raw, and honkin'. Not everything comes together, but there's no doubting this is a fascinating snapshot of a magical performer struggling to make his own legend. --Alanna Nash

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If you're like me, you've lost interest in the commercial country music on the radio. I had all but given up on country music a few years ago. I've always loved older country music like Waylon, Willie, George Jones, Hank Sr. and the like. But the newer artists don't have the same spirit or substance.
I picked up III's first album on a recommendation from a friend. And I really liked it. It had been out over a year, but it was brand new to me. I hadn't heard anyone from my generation make good country music. I thought it was a lost art. Well, it's not.
LB&D is one of the best albums I've ever heard. Do yourself a big favor and buy it. I guarantee that if you like old country you will like this album. Who knows, it may be the start of a great musical journey as it was for me.
I am a convert and consider myself a fan. His live shows are even better. So if you see III playing within driving distance, hit the road. His live shows are not to be missed. And if you like heavy stuff, stay for the encore.
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Hank III has put out two solid albums of "real" country that do hark back to the days of his grandfather. Drawing on influences such as his dad and granddad, Johnny Cash, Wayne "The Train" Hancock (who often plays guitar in his touring band), Merle Haggard, David Allen Coe and other traditional country artists, III takes the genre a step further by blending it with his rock, punk, and metal influences. On this album he even covers the Bruce Springsteen song "Atlantic City". In response to the criticism that he needs to go his own way, you can see that he has forged his own path when you see him live. His band performs many covers such as "Cocaine Blues" and "Rambling Man." He also mentions influences such as the Eagles and the Rolling Stones, bands that certainly did not influence the rest of his family. Then when his other band Assjack takes the stage it is very clear that he has taken his own route. Assjack puts on one of the loudest shows I've ever seen (and I love metal and punk) by combining influences such as the Misfits, Slayer, Pantera, Metallica, and others. Also, in response to III's distancing himself from Nashville (w/ songs such as "Trashville"), he has good reason. The music coming out of Nashville right now is exactly that...trash. It is dance music with acoustic guitars and cowboy hats, not country. The real country artists out there are not getting the attention they deserve. Even III has had a tough time with his record label which refuses to release his Assjack albums (III burns the cds and sells the bootlegs on his own at his shows). If you like traditional outlaw country then this album will please you. Also, even if you don't like metal (you can leave before Assjack b/c they're last), you should definitely make a point of seeing Hank III b/c his show is phenomenal. It is extremely entertaining, rowdy, and one hell of a good time.
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In the mid-1970's a young genius from New Jersey named Bruce Springsteen stood up against the onslaught of disco and almost single-handedly kept rock & roll music alive. The final knock-out blow was then delivered by the punks (and one helluva bonfire in Chicago's Comiskey Park).
Ironically, it is a young fan of punk rock who now stands alone against the BULL...being churned out these days under the name of "Country Music"(Larry Cordle's "Murder on Music Row" says it all, folks).
Well, let not your hearts be troubled. The Good Lord has sent us Hank III. And just like his Daddy, "Three" refuses to draw lines. His country is pure and real, but he ain't afraid to give a nod to any and all of his influences, punk rock included.
In his "Lovesick Broke and Driftin'" cd, however, "Trey" chooses to deliver the traditional country sound. Here, young "Triple Sticks" carries with him the haunting soul of his Grandaddy, and the tongue-in-cheek lyrical shenanigans perfected by his Daddy. Buy it. It's good and its real, folks.
The Williams Legend has been uncanny enough with the lives of Sr. and Jr. It now looks like chapter "THREE" is about to begin. Enjoy the ride.
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By Jerome Clark on March 5 2002
Format: Audio CD
Compared to nearly everything else that's coming out of Nashville these days, this is a masterpiece. Compared to what a performer of this obvious talent could be capable of -- and compared, for that matter, to his first CD -- Lovesick, Broke & Driftin' is something of a disappointment. First time around, Hank III had the good sense to be judicious in his use of original material and to rely in good part on other writers (notably Wayne "The Train" Hancock, a more direct influence on Hank III than Hank I). The current disc shows that Hank III is not yet sufficiently sure-footed as a writer to be relying almost solely on original material. Not that there aren't some fine songs. Anybody would be proud of "Cecil Brown" and "Mississippi Mud," both of which sound so rooted that they almost have the feeling, even if not the sound, of Alan Lomax field recordings. On the other hand, though there's only one real flop here (a clumsy reimagining of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City"), too many of the songs sound like some of Hank I's lesser efforts.
The production -- spare, raw, tub-thumping honkytonk and rockabilly -- is perfect. Now if only Hank III would put it behind a CD's worth of better songs.... His is a career to watch. I even suspect he may have it in him someday to give his grandfather some competition. He is not, however, there yet.
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