A.K.A. WHAM BAM SAM is one of Hank Williams Jr.'s best albums, with a nice balance between his traditional rowdy good old boy hellraiser schtick, and some genuinely sensitive, at times even shockingly musical moments. Speaking of the former, the funniest thing here, hands down, is the opening "Don Juan D'Bubba." A take-off on the then-current Johnny Depp movie "Don Juan DeMarco," it's the saga of a redneck Lothario who "only serves the cheapest supermarket wine."
Other highlights include the genuinely touching cry-in-your-beer epic "Let's Keep the Heart in Country." The title song, a neo-Dixieland change of pace, is an ode to "the drummer king of New Orleans."