“Honky Tonk Heroes” by Waylon Jennings - album review

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TJR says

The 36-year-old Texan country singer had wrestled with RCA to gain full creative control over his output and “Honky Tonk Heroes” bore the first fruits, toughening up the music, and introducing the unknown Billy Joe Shaver, a fellow Texan, as the album's main songwriter. Using Billy Joe's body of work gave the album a cohesive, conceptualized feel, introducing Hell's Angel vibes to country. At least, that's how the story is told anyway. Such a “rock and roll swagger” may have been entirely new in Nashville circles, but they still have much to do if they want to get Stooges-tough. Don't believe the hype.

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A1 [03:36] 3.3.png Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes (Billy Joe Shaver) Country
A2 [03:06] 3.7.png Waylon Jennings - Old Five And Dimers Like Me (Billy Joe Shaver) Country
A3 [03:03] 4.8.png Waylon Jennings - Willy The Wandering Gypsy And Me (Billy Joe Shaver) Country
A4 [02:21] 3.5.png Waylon Jennings - Low Down Freedom (Billy Joe Shaver) Country
A5 [02:38] 3.6.png Waylon Jennings - Omaha (Billy Joe Shaver, Hillman Hall) Country
B1 [02:31] 4.0.png Waylon Jennings - You Asked Me To (Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings) Country
B2 [02:38] 5.2.png Waylon Jennings - Ride Me Down Easy (Billy Joe Shaver) Country
B3 [02:00] 2.8.png Waylon Jennings - Ain’t No God In Mexico (Billy Joe Shaver) Country
B4 [02:29] 3.4.png Waylon Jennings - Black Rose (Billy Joe Shaver) Country
B5 [02:44] 2.9.png Waylon Jennings - We Had It All (Troy Seals, Donnie Fritts) Pop Ballad

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