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Hank Williams III (3) - Straight To Hell

cbrickhouse   (1797 reviews)

Posted: 03/12/2006 | Comments: 30 | Rate:

God do I love this dude. He went from being in a metal band (Superjoint Ritual) to picking up where his grandpappy left off. Hank Sr. is smiling down from heaven on his kin, waiting for him to join him for a bottle of jack when his time comes. I have been a huge fan of Hank Sr. for some time and when I found out Hank 3 sounds and looks like him, I was excited. Hank Jr. ruined himself with bad songs and that stupid monday night football song. It's hard to take him seriously, but the 3rd is deadly serious.

He puts the dick back in dixie, thats for damn sure. He takes you back to a time when barfights were a nightly occurance, when whiskey flowed like candy, and when country relected the listener, instead of the way it is now. Most new country makes me want to vomit on myself, save perhaps Neko Case.

"I been beat up I been kicked around I been thrown out of every bar in this dang town".... me and the guys I work with sing this on the jobsite al the time. It's pretty much my life. He has his faster songs, slow and depressing ones, and just basically keeps it origional throughout. The Johnny Cash and hank Sr. influence is undeniable. His guitarwork is fucking amazing, putting most new artists to shame. He takes classic country pickin to whole new levels in such songs as "Smoke and Wine" and "Pills I Took".

So hail! the savior of country. Embrace this dude, he is fucking great. Fuck all the other new crappy country, this is the real shit. Makes me wanna go muddin while drinkin and smoking huge blunts. I would give my left arm to hang with this dude, we'd end up in jail or dead.

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Comments
embarrassed for y
20,661 Posts
38/M/PA
dude has metal stuff too, but his label wouldn't let him put it out, says it will ruin his image. too bad. his songs are amazing though
m.t.f.u.
25,328 Posts
29/M/PA
Superjoint Ritual might have been craptastic but don't let that keep you from giving his solo stuff a chance. Dude rules.
vanilla gorilla
211,684 Posts
38/M/PA
i need some whiskey
Stronger than all!
4,477 Posts
35/M/PA
He's still in SJR.
east bay grease
68,058 Posts
31/M/CA
I don't see what's so horrible about Superjoint Ritual. I liked them a lot.



Back to the point though... I'm surrounded by horrible commercial country where I live, and generally hate country because of it.. I think I might pick this up soon and give it a try.
sexual predator
19,317 Posts
31/M/AZ
I've had this for a few days already. Fucking awesome. Definitely buy it. I dunno if they still have these ones up, but there are live versions of a lot of these songs on his website.


And, if you've ever seen him live, he usually does a metal set with his metal band, Assjack. They're pretty fucking fun, too.
Train joke now!
8,588 Posts
42/M/CA
The metal set is the same bandmembers as his country set. Acoustic guitar, Upright Bass, Fiddle player and drummer and a hell of a lot more screaming. I have yet to hear this but everyone needs to pick up risin outlaw.
vanilla gorilla
211,684 Posts
38/M/PA
this is way better than his old stuff
HONKY TONK BLUES
44,423 Posts
36/M/PA
listening to sr. as i speak
I have no legs!
27,231 Posts
7/M/PA
His metal band is called Assjack and they always play after III plays his country set. I have no clue why they wouldn't let him put it out considering he's been playing those songs live for years now. Anyone that goes to see him knows he'll be playing 2 sets.
I need to get his new album. I really liked his last one, whiskey weed and women is such a damn good song.
embarrassed for y
20,661 Posts
38/M/PA
Originally posted by: xMAIDENx

His metal band is called Assjack and they always play after III plays his country set. I have no clue why they wouldn't let him put it out considering he's been playing those songs live for years now. Anyone that goes to see him knows he'll be playing 2 sets.
I need to get his new album. I really liked his last one, whiskey weed and women is such a damn good song.




I read an interview where he said that until he is out of his current contract he can't release the metal stuff, but the contract is not binding live. basically he has to release all his stuff with his current company and they won't release the metal stuff. so whatevs
I have no legs!
27,231 Posts
7/M/PA
He sells demos of them at his shows though.
this is not an exi
181 Posts
91/M/AR
seen him several times... kicked ass each and everytime... genuine and cool as fuck...this cd IS great... as well as the assjack demos!
Kadesh
37,478 Posts
33/M/PA
this sounds like a remix of a johnny cash song
Kadesh
37,478 Posts
33/M/PA
the cocaine blues song anyways...

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