Out With a Bang should have had one extra word added to the front of its title -- "Starting." This debut solo recording did start things out with a bang for country singer/songwriter and guitarist David Lee Murphy. This first full-length offering was finished a year after he signed with MCA. The album carries ten tracks, including major hits like "Party Crowd" and "Dust on the Bottle," both of which went on to become signature songs for Murphy. You'll also find his first hit, "Just Once," from the movie 8 Seconds, on this one. Many of his songs are simple country-rocking fun that will find your toes tapping and your lips following the words. Since he wrote or co-wrote every number on this album, the lyrics give fans a peek into the world that survives inside Murphy's mind; a little taste of what he thinks of life and what he has found that he feels is worth sharing.
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AllMusic Review by Charlotte Dillon