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Hank3 / Brothers Of The 4x4
Album:Brothers Of The 4x4 Collection:Country
Artist:Hank3 Added:Oct 2013
Label:Hank3 Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-10-17 Pull Date:2013-12-19 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:Dec 22Dec 1Nov 17Nov 10Oct 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 19, 2013:Meow After Midnight
Ain't Broken Down
4.Nov 06, 2013:Gegenchang
The Outdoor Plan
2.Nov 27, 2013:Gegencang
The Outdoor Plan, Hurtin For Certin
5.Oct 26, 2013:The Iron Skillet
Brothers Of The 4x4
3.Nov 13, 2013:Gegencang
Deep Scars

Album Review
The Grunt
Reviewed 2013-10-18 
Artist: Hank III // Album: Brothers of the 4x4

Hank III is the fucking man! Son of the son of the man who really started it all. Loves to sing about drinkin, druggin, being a country rebel, and the occasional tear-in-my-beer song. First two songs here start the album off wrong / boring, BUT IT GETS A LOT BETTER…skip those. Whoever mixed the album must usually do metal albums because the kicks and the snares are surprisingly deep and clear…also you do hear some double-bass which is peculiar for a country album. Generally not much cursing here, except for the occasional "Hell" for emphasis. A solid album; play it!!!

Only serious FCC on #11, but it's a nice one…safe harbor
Plus signs indicate best songs. CHECK THAT SECOND DISC MAYNG!
Best songs: 1-6, 1-8, 2-1, 2-2, 2-4

Disc 1
1.) Straightforward mid-tempo country song
2.) Kinda upbeat and poppy. Possible FCC: Damned?
3.) + + Upbeat with banjo and fiddle. Double-bass drums! About tearing it up and being a rebel.
4.) + + Mid-tempo low feeling kinda depressing about the end / death of a relationship
5.) + Upbeat love song to the world / the different states of the USA Possible FCC "Raise Hell"
6.) + + + Old-timey country feel (ala Woody Guthrie), trumpet and trombone in there, vocal impersonation of a jaw-harp, love song to the outdoors
7.) Slow one about struggling through life
8.) + + + Upbeat, slap bass. About his favorite huntin dog "My dog's a-sayin it's a good huntin day"
9.) + Slow depressing song about the grind of life. "I ain't broken down, i'm just broke"
10.) I wish this song were faster. "I'm driftin all around trying to have a rockin rowdy time"
11.) + Just like his grandpappy used to do it. Slow sad beautiful pedal steel. FCC: "Cold-hearted cunts".
12.) + + Banjo and Primus-style bass. Most unique song on the disc for sure. Says "Hell" once.

Disc 2
1.) + + + Super-old-timey (like 1920s) mandolin folk style. Could have been an Alan Lomax field recording! Awesome! Unique!
2.) + + + HAHA! Funny-ass super fun old-timey country (like 1950s) song. Cool vocal harmonies. Accordion!
3.) + + Boogie-version of disc1-track9. Extended jam. Heavy metal style solo in there!
4.) + + + Bass plays kinda jug-band style. Fun rebel song. Super upbeat at the end!

-The Grunt

Track Listing
1.Nearly Gone 9.Ain't Broken Down
2.Hurtin For Certin 10.Overdrive
3.Brothers Of The 4x4 11.Loners 4 Life
4.Farthest Away 12.Dread Full Drive
5.Held Up 13.Gettin Dim
6.The Outdoor Plan 14.Possum In A Tree
7.Deep Scars 15.Broken Boogie
8.Looky Yonder Commin 16.Toothpickin