Album Review -Hank III’s The Rebel Within
I’m going to have a lot to say about this record, but the upshot is that its damn good. It is an improvement from Hank III’s last offering Damn Right, Rebel Proud. It may not be his best album, or the album of the year, but considering all the different factors Hank had to juggle when making it, he hit just about as close to the bulls-eye as anyone could expect.
Hank has been in a 14-year battle with his label Curb Records, and while making this album he had to ask himself, “Do I make it with his best material available, and hand the rights of those top-notch songs over to my mortal enemy so they can continue to fill their filthy coffers even after I leave?” He’s publicly said that once he’s done with Curb (which happens after this album release), he wants to be independent, mainly because he wants to reserve all his music rights.
But if he puts out a dud, he jeopardizes the loyalty of his famously loyal fan base. Hank has to keep his fan’s attention to proceed without label support. And that’s another issue: the fans.
EVERYBODY seems to have an opinion about what Hank III should be doing with his music. He cut his teeth as a neo-traditionalist, but his album Straight to Hell, considered his masterpiece, created an influx of punk and metal fans into the Hank III fan base, and into country music in general. Now the traditionalists and metalheads are going 9 rounds over what direction they think Hank III’s music should go, and Hank III has gone from being the most revered man in underground country to being one of the most polarizing.
And EVERYONE wants to compare any new Hank III album to his previous ones. Hank III might have started this trend, famously saying “Damn Right, Rebel Proud ain’t shit compared to Straight to Hell,” a message still on his MySpace page. But is every Willie album compared to Red Headed Stranger? Can’t we judge subsequent albums, good or bad, on their own merit?
Somehow, someway, with all these balls in the air, Hank III has figured out how to strike a balance between warring forces, and not forget that the way for him to make the best album possible is to listen to his heart.
The Rebel Within has those traditional country elements that his country fans crave, and a little of the metal edge to keep red meat in the bellies of the folks in black. And it does so fairly seamlessly. It doesn’t feel like “oh here’s another metal country song,” the album just flows. There’s some new sounds here too, new for Hank III, and new, period.
This album is Hank III settling into a sort of early Hank Jr., late Waylon, Johnny Paycheck-esque “hard” country style. He’s not reinventing the wheel; he already did that once, and if he does it again it might as well be when the Curb leech is off his ass. He doesn’t wow you with his songwriting, though it does have it moments. This is more of a party album, even more than his previous two.
The standout tracks for me were “Lookin’ for a Mountain,” “Karmageddon,” and “Tore Up & Loud.” Many people are calling the first the “Waylon Song,” and yes it has that identifiable two note bass line. But it also opens up a new theme for Hank. He’s always said he prefers the simple life, cutting the grass and running the dogs, and this song delves into the yearning for simplicity we all have.
“Karmageddon” is one of the “new sounds.” It comes across as plain weird at first, but multiple listens reveal its genius. Down the road we might look back at this song as a hint of the direction Hank III goes post-Curb. “Tore Up & Loud,” is just Hank III doing what made Hank III famous, but unlike some of the “hellraising” songs of Damn Right, Rebel Proud, this one works. The production isn’t overdone, and the heavy metal elements blend with the country elements smoothly. This is Hank III. This blend is his contribution to country music.
In some ways, this album made me judge Damn Right, Rebel Proud even more harshly. I’ve always said it was an album of good songs buried with poor production, a sentiment Hank III has asserted himself. But again, let’s look at this album on its own merit. The production of Rebel Within is clean and balanced. It’s more country, but not in a way that usurps Hank III’s country/metal blend. Simply put, the album works.
Some will complain that the drinking songs are too much. I agree that Hank should open up some new song themes in the future, though he starts down this path in this album. But Hank III reinvigorated the ‘hellraising” attitude in country. One of the reasons it seems overused is because Hank inspired an army of copycats who can’t craft an original idea, throwing out “whiskey,devil, cocaine” references with no direction or purpose.
My least favorite song is the title track, with the “screams” feeling out of place and dragging down an otherwise good song.
If handed this album and told to grade it, I would give it a B+. But knowing the challenges facing Hank III in making it, I give him an A.
It seems everyone wants to criticize Hank III, second guess him, pontificate of how he should live his life and what direction his music should go. I’d like to see those people try to fill the biggest boots ever handed down in country music while fighting off a malevolent music label. I say just enjoy the music, that is what it is there for. And if you can’t, leave it.
But don’t forget who brought you back into country music after years of disappointment from the mainstream. Don’t forget who introduced you to country music when you were listening to who knows what kind of filth. Don’t forget who introduced you to Wayne Hancock and Dale Watson, and a slew of other musicians who have changed the very complexion of your life, brought you countless joy, helped you through endless sorrow. Don’t forget who made you feel hope that maybe everything in country music isn’t lost. Don’t forget who introduced you to countless other fans who now feel like family. Don’t forget who made the music that was there for you when nobody and nothing else was.
If it wasn’t for Hank III, I wouldn’t be here. If it wasn’t for Hank III, YOU wouldn’t be here. Hank III created all of this: this genre, this scene, this website, your interest, everything. We may not even be able to agree what to call this music, but we can all agree to call Hank III the king of it, and always will be, whether he puts out another country album or not.
You can listen to all the tracks of Rebel Within in their entirety by CLICKING HERE.
The best place to purchase or pre-order ANY album is through your local record store. But if you can’t, you can pre-order the album through Amazon by CLICKING HERE.
Note: Long time artist for Hank III Keith Neltner, who did his last two album covers did NOT do the cover art for this project.
Also for everyone hoping that now Hank III is free we might see a double disc dump of some of the best country music we’ve ever heard, don’t hold your breath. Sure, Hank III probably put some songs in the can until Curb was in the rear view, but we might not see another pure country project for years. Hank has a lot to sort out, and anyone who thinks they know what is coming up is high.
May 3, 2010 @ 11:18 am
When DRRP first came out I was kind of disapointed. But now that it’s been stuck (yes littlerally stuck) in my CD player I think that album is awesome. I dig the harder songs more than anyhting, which at first I didn’t care for them at all.
I’ve listend the The Rebel Within only one time, so I cannot rightfully judge it. But it doesn’t sound as genuine as the past offerings, at least to me.
I’m sure once I listen to it more, I’ll like it more, just like DRRP.
May 3, 2010 @ 12:09 pm
out of all III’s music i really don’t have a favorite it’s all fuckin’ great and fixin’ to get better !!!
May 3, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
After listening to it quite a few times I have to say I really enjoy The Rebel within. Just like in the review I can’t say if it’s better than DRRP, I think it’s different and has some really great tracks on it.
I also like the title track, though the screams are not what I looked forward too, but I kind of like the contrast between IIIs and Garys voices.
Favorite Songs? Tore up and Loud, Drinkin over mama and Karmaggeddon.
What’s left to say: Another review by the Triggerman that really hits the nail on the head!
Keep it up Kyle, really appreciate your work!
Greetings from Germany
May 3, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
thanks, triggerman. nice job. i was going to buy the lp anyway. regardless.
i’m looking forward to lll’s indie country stuff. i wish him well and i hope he soars.
May 3, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
Im really diggin’ “Drinkin’ Over Mama” and “Karmageddon”. . Like Wayne said though, Its all fuckin’ good.
May 3, 2010 @ 3:35 pm
I got no problem with III. DRRP wasn’t as good as “Straight to Hell”, but I didn’t expect it to be. I’m just glad he, and many others, are out there making REAL country music. I got the album pre-ordered from my local record store, and am counting down the days to May 24 (that’s right, I got an “in”)!
May 3, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
Straight to hell is a classic. drrp is great. TRW sounds somewhat more like the firest two albums with some straight to hell mixed in. I havent devoted enough time to it yet because I want to do that over a weekend of drinking after the actual cd and liner notes come out. But I’ll take any III album over pop country. Cant wait till it officially comes out. Ther is no local record shop in my town, so I will probably have to buy it at wal mart at midnight unfortunately. Support your local record shop if you can.
May 3, 2010 @ 5:11 pm
I think the main problem with DRRP, was the fact that he branched too far out of his familiar territory. You can’t dedicate a whole song to say “fuck the Opry” + drench “H8 Line” with effects + have hardcore screaming in “Long Hauls…” + say the word fuck 35 times in”PFF” + dedicate 2 songs to contemplating suicide + have backwards satanic preaching in “3 Shades..” ; and still pull off a very solid Traditional Country album in only 13 songs. It’s kind of like me trying to sound intelligent after writing a run-on sentence. With that said, I loved “Damn Right..”, but it’s just more Hellbilly than country. I personally don’t think III is losing it, he’s probably playing possum.
May 3, 2010 @ 5:49 pm
Been waiting to read this album review from ya Triggerman! Ya hit it right on the head. I say let Hank III decide what’s next for Hank III. And on the title track, which I was looking forward to with great anticipation, was a dissapointment. I have seen this song performed live a few times, the song is fucking great, Gary Lindsay’s part on this track does him no justice. He’s a fuckin animal on stage and so is his voice. The mix just seemed off. But I got my copy preordered just the same. The album on its own is diffenently damn good. Thanks for the review.
May 3, 2010 @ 6:05 pm
I love it !!! From first listen I was hooked. WTF “Karmagedden” is AWESOME !!! every song kicks ass in my book. DRRP had its moments but ?
May 3, 2010 @ 6:36 pm
I like all those rowdy songs live, including “Rebel Within,” but yeah, the way the screams were mixed just didn’t work. That’s what I like about “Tore Up and Loud.” He figured out a way to get that live energy in a recording, not easy to do. He did that with “Smoke & Wine” on STH too.
May 4, 2010 @ 2:16 am
I love his new album it couldn’t get any better than that.. Or could it? It has the most perfect blend of Country & Metal like you said Triggerman and it blends so smoothly, I don’t think any other Country/Metal Artist could do what Shelton has done.
As for the future i have a feeling like you said Triggerman that we probally won’t see another Country Album for a few years and yeah sure we’ll hear a few new country songs but it’s been a long time since Assjack has had any new song’s and like Hank 3 said in a interview with superskum i belive it was is that he would like to produce some new stuff with Assjack and make a new album. So who know’s what is gonna happen but i can say for myself as a Assjack/Hank 3 fan that if it’s Country or Metal i don’t care because i’ll get what i want either way because both Assjack & Hank 3 produce some damn good music and i love em’ both.
HANK WILLIAMS III FOREVER!
May 4, 2010 @ 4:25 am
GOOD AND HONEST REVIEW..REVIEWS AND COMMENTS ARE OPINIONS AND YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY SO HERE IS MY ASSHOLE..I LIKE THIS ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH..I LOVE HANK III FOR WHO HE IS AND HOW HE HAS DONE IT..HE COULD HAVE BEEN A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE IF HE HAD DONE THINGS LIKE OTHERS WANTED..HE STAYED TRUE TO HIMSELF AND HAS GAVE US SOME GREAT MUSIC..I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS BUT NOTHING IS KEEPING HIM FROM DOING WHAT HE WANTS NOW..HE CAN PUT OUT 2 ALBUMS A YEAR BUT SOMETIMES WAITING MAKES WHAT YOU GET BETTER WHEN YOU GET IT..I THINK HIS GRAND-PAW IS PROUD OF HIM..HE’S HAD SO MUCH TO TRY TO LIVE UP TOO..I CAN PUT ON EACH ALBUM FROM THE FIRST ONE TO THIS ONE AND THE ONE THATS NOT EVEN OUT IN MY MIND..I WILL LIKE IT BECAUSE ITS SHELTON HANK WILLIAMS III AND NOT A CLONE WHO HAS DONE IT JUST FOR MONEY..I MIGHT NOT LIVE TO SEE HIS BEST OR HAS HE ALREADY GIVE US HIS BEST BECAUSE HIS BEST IS ALWAYS THE NEXT ONE HE DOES..I DON’T HAVE THE REBEL WITHIN ON MY TURNTABLE YET AND I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR HIS BEST…THE NEXT ONE…I’M REBEL PROUD,SAY IT LOUD..FUCK MIKE CURB AND CURB RECORDS…
May 4, 2010 @ 5:46 am
It’d be funny as shit if he dedicated a whole song to say “fuck Curb Records” in his first independant release.
May 4, 2010 @ 7:39 am
Listened to the album on amazon multiple times and loved it my favorite songs have to be the Rebel within, Tore up and loud, Karmagedden, and Moonshiner’s Life. Can’t wait ’till Hank III gets free from Curb. Hope to see a hellbilly record soon!
May 4, 2010 @ 8:29 am
Well said Triggerman and no matter what, no matter when, eventually Nashville should give Shelton Hank Williams III the respect he deserves for standing up for himself, his music and his grandfather. Nashville has become a gutter of greed dressed up real pretty-like to resemble some kind of glamour/glitzy/downhome rootsy kinda somethin’ or other and it stinks to high heaven iffen you ask me.
May 4, 2010 @ 2:57 pm
Great review. Can’t wait to hear it. You mention the songwriting and one thing that perplexes me is Lovesick, Broke & Drifting had so many stellar country songs, the lyrics and composition were incandescent. Apart from the odd ballad like ‘Lowdown’ since then it seems like his songwriting has, well deteriorated? Gulp. Hate to say it, but I just haven’t been ‘as’ moved by anything he’s done since then. It seems a lot of his lyrics now are about the “whiskey, devil, cocaine, blah blah”. Have still loved a lot of stuff but it it hasn’t lived up to that. To me THAT is the album is the one I compare all others to.
May 4, 2010 @ 6:46 pm
It’s gonna be hard for me to say much until I’ve spent some time with the album after it comes out. From the few times I listened to the full stream I definitely liked what I heard. DRRP grew on me a lot after I got over the production (which really irked me when I first heard it), but from my first few listens to this it grabbed me a lot quicker.
I tend to stay out of the “What III should do with his music” discussion because I don’t feel he really needs to do anything other than make the music he wants to make. Even if he’s not topping Straight To Hell, which is probably impossible anyway, he’s made quality albums. The stuff might not be what some want to hear but it’s still high grade output.
May 4, 2010 @ 8:10 pm
I love DRRP!!! Hopin’ this one is anywhere near as good as his last 3 have been. The only shit on DRRP i didn’t care for was Bob Wayne talkin’ about bein’ a construction worker and sayin’ how much pressure that puts on a man like him. I am a construction worker and that shit seems fuckin’ corny to me… Still like the song as a whole though.
I saw hank play in spokane in early april and he was awesome as usual. He came down onto the floor after the show to sign autographs, shake hands and speak with anyone who wanted to meet him. I really wished i didn’t have to work the next day cause i would have loved to have driven to Missoula to see him play again.
And, yes you are right, Triggerman. Hank 3 is the reason i listen to country music. Kenny Chesney and all that tripe from the mid-to-late nineties drove me away. I became a metal-head after that but bought lovesick, broke, and driftin’ while shopping for some doom metal back in ’02. Been hooked ever since. Thanks for what you do here. I recently got on-line for the first time and discovered this site shortly thereafter. Because of this site I am now a Hellbound Glory fan and cd buyer, so thanks again.
Listen to William Elliott Whitmore.
May 4, 2010 @ 8:15 pm
Again, I couldn’t agree with you more. The man walks a fine line with this one and does so brilliantly. I like Karmageddon the best and much prefer Rebel Within live. Gary singing that he wants to f*ck til dawn live makes my Yankee knees knock.
I’m also super interested in whatever he comes out with once curb is off his back. You know it’s going to be good whatever it is and it’ll be interesting to see what his pure art is without corporate interference.
May 4, 2010 @ 8:18 pm
Understand what you’re saying about the BOB Wayne song. I think Bob Wayne is THE best songwriter in this scene, hands down, but by far and away this isn’t his best song. Thought it was a weird choice, but a great performance. And I can say that Bob has done his time in construction. I agree it came across a little corny, but it is true.
William Elliot Whitmore is great. He deserves more time on here.
May 4, 2010 @ 8:40 pm
The line from Bob Wayne in “Workin’ Man” is from the movie “Sling Blade.” It makes sense to me when you think about the song and the context from the movie.
May 5, 2010 @ 1:23 pm
Thanks for reading that part of the review. I thought it was the best, most important part.
May 7, 2010 @ 7:17 pm
Thanks for this great review, I can’t wait for the Rebel Within’ album to reach my door and my record/CD player.
I will never forget what Hank III did for the music, his fans, other bands, his respect for the passed artists, his concern for dogs and cats (!) without homes, and the introductions he makes to the special outlaws like Jesco White and now what I heard about Moonshine maker Popcorn Sutton, which made me want to look it all up and learn about the people he sings about, too many things to mention in one comment and I intend to buy everything what he comes up with.
May 8, 2010 @ 7:44 am
Very fair and completely unbiased review of an awesome album. I don’t know how he pulled off such a feat, but this one has “classic” written all over it. “DRRP” may have had it’s problems but that didn’t stop me from playing the ever-loving SHIT out of it. I also like how you pointed out that this one doesn’t blur the lines like the last one. It’s more “straight-country”. Good job, Triggerman. By the way, did you ever review the Assjack album or did I miss it? Just curious.
May 8, 2010 @ 7:49 am
Scott, I know what you’re talking about in “Workin’ Man” but (this may be a little bizarre) Bob Wayne was actually quoting a line from Dwight Yoakam’s character in Sling Blade. Not sure why he decided to stick that in there, but I always thought it was kinda cool since that’s one of my favorite movies (and characters) ever.
May 8, 2010 @ 8:04 am
Dammit. Didn’t see where Triggerman had already addressed that. My goof…
May 8, 2010 @ 12:52 pm
No I didn’t ever review the Assjack album. It didn’t really have anything to do with country except for its Hank III’s so I decided to not do one, though I guess I could have. I’m not really able to “review” metal because I’m not really a metal person who knows what to listen for. I think I was really busy at the time it came out.
I really like the album though. It has made me really appreciate the Assjack material a lot more. When I saw him live a few months ago, this was my favorite part of the night, partly because I am now more familiar with the material.
May 8, 2010 @ 5:29 pm
Yeah, that Sling Blade quote was totally over my head… Thank’s ya’ll for opening my eyes as to where Wayne was coming from. I do like that song as a whole and that part will be a little more tolerable for me now.
Might be common knowledge on here but I just got The Wayward Drifters “Dark Bar and a Jukebox” and Hank 3 contributes vocals to two tracks on that album under an alias (thanks no doubt to Curb Records)… Good shit.
May 11, 2010 @ 8:53 am
I’m one of those metal fans that you mention. I’d always loved Cash, but was under the impression the rest of the genre was pretty fuckin’ worthless until I heard III. Then from him, Hank Snr. David Allen Coe, Those Poor Bastards, Joe Buck, Dale Watson and more. III also provided the greatest gig Ive yet to attend on his UK tour. Remembering the sight of an airborne Gary Lindsey knocking my bro the fuck out by landing on his head always leaves me in uncontrollable hysterics. Hope he comes back one day. Theres no other quite like Hank Williams III.
May 11, 2010 @ 8:55 am
And the ASSJACK album is just fucking brutal. Need a new asshole tearing? …There ya go. 😀
May 11, 2010 @ 3:53 pm
I agree 100% w/ ya Triggerman, I had almost the same reactions and thoughts when I heard the record. Good review.
May 12, 2010 @ 7:37 am
Well Goddamn. I disagree 100%. Seems the more I read blogs about III’s records and the comments about them, I wonder if the fuckers here are really III fans. Seems weird to me to say that Karmageddon was plain weird when the first time I heard it I thought it was brilliant, even the audio sequence at the end of it. That song is expressing the reason a lot of people around here have underground school buses full of assault rifles and ammenities. Contrary to what anybody here says, The Rebel Within is a great fuckin album. It’s just III doin what he does. A III album wouldn’t be right without drinkin songs because that is a variant of how the man lives and represents what country stands for. Ol Hank did indeed sing about the light while III sings about the dark. I don’t see why people still can’t understand that. I thought the title track was one of the best songs on the record and represents his and the band’s style very well. As for the screamin in the songs, I’m pretty fuckin certain that is III’s vocals, but either way if someone don’t like it I don’t think they should listen to his music cause they obviously don’t get it. The title track goes on to make recorded history for III just like ‘Long Hauls’ did. Screaming is a part of it. It’s Hank III, not the pretty Townes Van Zandt’s or whatever. I call all of III’s music country, be it the Hellbilly or the metal, cuz that’s where it comes from and that is the attitude. BTW Damn Right Rebel Proud was a good fuckin record too, the recording and unexpected shortage of musicians made it turn out different than it was initially planned. And in the song ‘Workin Man’, the Quote from ‘Slingblade” used by Bob Wayne was meant to be tongue in cheek and made me bust out laughin the first time I heard the song, so I didn’t think it was dumb. A workin man has to have a sense of humor to deal with all the bullshit he has to. Especially construction, I was fired from that one. As Jeff Clayton would say…
May 12, 2010 @ 9:30 am
Listen man, I was critical of this album in places, but overall I liked it and thought I articulated that. Yes, Karmageddon did come across as weird to me at first, just like I said up there, but I also said “multiple listens reveal its genius.” I also defended III’s use of drinking songs. Maybe I was trying to play both sides, I don’t know. I was really just giving my true thoughts. But if you disagree with me 100%, you got to disagree with the good stuff I said as well. Like Bandana said opinions are like assholes, and this review is just my dumb opinion.
What we do agree 100% is that thee’s “fans” out there that are shitting on stuff even before Hank III puts it out. For some reason, some III fans fell like they know how to be Hank III better than he does. Sure he’s made mistakes, but we all do. Sit back and enjoy the music, or leave it.
David Lee smells BS
May 12, 2010 @ 11:16 pm
You don’t say
Darren Section 08
May 17, 2010 @ 1:36 am
I would like to throw my 2 cents in on this and say that the creativity of artists like Hank Williams III will always be scrutinized and go under the magnifying glass after they set an industry standard. I look back at what that man has brought to the table and the doors he has kicked down and thank god or the devil that he did it. He has had the balls and the brains to bring a wide and loose genre of music to the point where it can flourish and grow on it’s own. Anytime an artist sets a standard in music he or she will always be questioned and looked at sideways in the beginning. When they make a name for themselves they start developing a following and gaining momentum. Then comes fame, a million unoriginal assholes trying to copy the artist and a legal bullshit you can only fathom to a degree. I’m not at will to even bicker about which album is better or more creative.. All I have to say to wrap this up is that I really don’t know an artist that has been more influencing and inspiring as Hank III. Not everyone will agree that he started this scene.. Actually Wayne Hancock did in my opinion.. You can ask III about that, Hank made people listen and pay closer attention in the beginning. Either way I throw respect his way. Every album has had something great to offer and I’m sure we have only heard a small portion of what that dude is sitting on. I agree with Josh, I guarantee he’s not gonna pull out all of hits for a dickwad record label to reap the dollars on. Fuck it, have a beer and hit play.
May 27, 2010 @ 4:43 pm
This album is great. For me it “works” better than DRRP, and I definitely appreciate the more country spin. I’m not going to put down anything Hank 3 does, because I dig authenticity, and whatever else you say about the man, he’s REAL, and so is the music. I feel like that came through in this review, particularly now that I have listened to the record a few times. Oh yes, “Karmagedden” is fantastic! Sure it’s weird, but what’s wrong with weird?
May 30, 2010 @ 2:20 pm
All can go fuck yourself if you don’t like hank….he’s the only one out there making genuine cuntry (i know how i spelled it fucker!!!!). all the other popcorn bubblegum bullshit they play on the radio and call it country is pure shit. this album definitly has a different tone but he’s also workin’ with new band members so…..they kick ass…espescially in tore up and loud!!!! GET DRUNK AND FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!
June 3, 2010 @ 4:09 pm
I knew Dale Watson & Wayne Hancock before i knew III. I wasn’t really impressed with his first albums, but my local recordstore urged me to give Straight to Hell a listen, and that got me hooked. Last year I was lucky to get to see III, Bob Wayne and Joe Buck, over here in Holland, all brilliant shows, and I hope to see all of them many more times, but we don’t get that many chances…. so the albums have to do the job, and Rebel within DID the job for me, but so did DRRP, and Assjack as well. I’m not a metalhead, I just like good rock&roll-music, as long as it comes from the heart. This review was a good read, and it holds some sort of promise: now III will be free fron Curb, it can only get better! I can hardly wait, and I reaaly don’t care if it’s a country-album that comes next.
2 last thoughts: Karmageddon is a beautiful song, but for me a bit misplaced on a III-cd (like the Bob Wayne-song on DRRP I think it’s more like a stage for an artist III likes).
20 years ago I saw the Beat Farmers in concert. They had a banner behind Countr Dick’s drumkit saying:”FUCK CURB RECORDS”. I still couldn’t agree more!
September 21, 2010 @ 5:59 pm
“He”™s not reinventing the wheel; he already did that once” really, really? c’mon now. he did not reinvent the fucking wheel here.
“this review is just my dumb opinion” now you’re talkin’!
“If it wasn”™t for Hank III, I wouldn”™t be here. If it wasn”™t for Hank III, YOU wouldn”™t be here.” I am fairly certain that shelton did not have anything to do with me being “here”, or there, or any fucking where for that matter. i stumbled onto this place on accident. i dont want to hang out here. i used to like shelton, then i grew up.
“Hank III created all of this: this genre, this scene, this website, your interest, everything.” um, NO he did not. not the genre, not any “scene” and definitely NOT my goddamn interest! i am uninterested to the highest degree and appalled at what you have said is authentic country music. go back and do your music history lesson over, again.
he created this website? no wonder i don’t like it.
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