Hank Williams, Jr.

Wild Streak

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WILD STREAK seems to be Hank Williams Jr.'s conscious attempt at crossing over to a wider audience. This is straight-ahead Southern redneck rock with nary a hint of Nashville, though Williams' good ole' boy anthem "If the South Woulda Won" makes the somewhat puzzling suggestion that the day Patsy Cline died should be a national holiday.

Highlights include an ode to phone sex ("Social Call") and a bombastic cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone" featuring Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington as guest soloist. NRBQ guitarist Al Anderson's "You're Gonna Be a Sorry Man" is harmonically sophisticated, while Tony Joe White's "Love M.D." is characteristically swampy.

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