HANK WILLIAMS III TO RELEASE DAMN RIGHT REBEL PROUD OCTOBER 21
Don't look for any apologies on DAMN RIGHT REBEL PROUD, the upcoming sixth album from Hank Williams III. Filled with a self-described "Jekyll and Hyde" mix of disturbingly dark stuff and "good ol' country," the straight-talkin' third-generation rebel's new album is set for release October 21 via Sidewalk Records.
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The first single is the mutated truckers' tune "Long Hauls & Close Calls," for which a video has been shot (check it out below). III thinks of it as the album's "crossover" track, explaining that "It's got a little bit of the scream for the kids in black and a little bit of the banjo and dobro for the country folks."
Recorded in HIII's east Tennessee home with friends over a two-week period, the album's magnum opus is the ten-minute, shitkickin' symphony in three movements "P.F.F." (you can guess what it stands for), which he describes as "a high-energy, get-drunk singalong." He dedicates it to archetypal shock rocker G.G. Allin (certainly a first on a Nashville album), who III understandably views as a spiritual brother in chaos. "The hobo kids, the train-hopping kids, they all love Hank Williams and G.G. Allin," he points out. "And they've bled into our audience." III's crowd is a roiling mix of outsider subcultures, along with working folks and party-down college kids. "Most of the time everybody's gettin' along," he says. "Most of the trouble we've had has been with the security, not the kids. I'm still tryin' to keep one half happy and the other half satisfied by flip-floppin' the shows" between stone country, punk and metal sets. "We're just doin' what we’re doin', and people see the realness in that."
Check out www.reinstatehank.org and join III's fight to get his grandfather reinstated to the Grand Ole' Opry.
Hank Williams III - "Long Hauls & Close Calls"