Lovesick, Broke & Driftin' Blu-specCD
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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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
He seems a little hypocritical to me. Everyone keeps talking about how this is "real country," and he even puts down today's country music in Trashville (again, did you see where it was made?). But to me he sounds like any other of his label mates over at Curb Records: Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Sawyer Brown, JoDee Messina, etc.
The liner notes made me sick: "Special Thanks To...my best friend out there, 'Wayne The Train Hancock.' Don't miss out on his music folks!" I don't know how anyone can even compare Hank III and Wayne, but since everyone has: Wayne's lyrics have feeling, while Hank's songs sound like he said to himself "Nighttime Ramblin' Man sounds like a good name for a country song" and then broke out his country music magnetic poetry set! Listening to Wayne's albums is like hearing him in person. Like I said before, this album is just too slick sounding. He's trying to project an image that he's some badass 'real' country singer by associating himself with people like Wayne and using his family name to authenticate it.
Why did I give this 2 stars instead of 1? Two reasons: First, the live version of Walkin' With Sorrow tacked on as a bonus track sounded pretty good. Second, his cover of Bruce Springsteen's Atlantic City. However, it's also on Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, so you might as well buy that instead.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
This is another CD that brought me back to my country roots and into days music seen there isn't a lot out there to listen to that don't remind me of bubble gum music most ain't... Read morePublished on May 2 2014 by Ritchard Cameron
So, ...I'm going to see Hank Williams III live on a Wednesday night in March of 2002. I received a promotional copy of this, then newly released CD, and got through about the first... Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Scott "Dr. Music" Itter
Just because you have the family name, doesn't mean you should be in the music game, some wise man once spoke, oops that wise man was me, lol, hahahahaha. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by Big-Donger
III, III, III...when are we gonna see that 3rd album? Oh yeah, that's right...it's too country and Curb Records won't release it. Read morePublished on May 29 2004 by Mrs. Grove
good old style country album. his voice got the twangy sounds like classic country style of jr. waylon and willie and dont forget merle. Read morePublished on May 7 2004
Hank III recorded a great first album entitled, "Risin' Outlaw".
After hearing this album, I was somewhat disappointed. Read more
I like country music, but after buying a few CDs from the artists I see on Country Music TV and being disappointed due to the pop music nature of them, I took a chance and bought... Read morePublished on April 2 2004 by Brian Schafer
If you are any kind of a fan you need to meet Hank III. He is the only country I will buy. I saw him in Ft. Collins CO. , at the Starlight. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by M. Hutton
Probably the best country album recorded in many years. Hank 3 is the real deal, and has the vocal chops to prove it. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004 by Jimmy