Hank Williams, Jr.

Maverick

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Williams's first album for the revived Capricorn label rocks harder than usual, even while he's evangelizing for country music. A good chuck of Maverick sounds like a cross between a roaring drunk and a Penthouse letter. There's also a great ghost story ("Cut Bank, Montana") and a really dumb novelty song ("Fax Me a Beer"). There's probably not a soul on earth who could pull off "Come on Over to the Country" but Hank -- it's corny and obvious about everything country music wishes it was. But every time the slide guitar kicks in, he makes it all come true.

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