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HANK WILLIAMS, Jr. RECORD - The Pressure Is On - Rare Vintage Country Vinyl Record Lp - Still In Original Shrink-Wrap - Gift Idea
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Hank Williams, Jr. - The Pressure Is On

Genre: Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Vinyl Condition: NM
Sleeve Condition: NM
Catalog #: 5E-535
Released: 1981

Still hanging out with producer Jimmy Bowen, Hank Williams, Jr.'s The Pressure Is On continued his streak of winners that began back in the 1970s with Hank Williams, Jr. & Friends. Williams concentrated more on his songwriting here and nailed two of his most famous compositions, both of which were Top Five singles that flew in the face of a Nash Vegas establishment that, while it had co-opted the outlaw movement (Mel Tillis released an album called I'm an Outlaw -- yeah, right) couldn't quite get with Williams, despite the fact that he sold tons of records and had a host of young fans the Music Row think tanks should have been happy to cultivate. But like Steve Earle, Williams wasn't interested in any sort of compromise; he'd had enough during his lifetime. The two tracks that garnered the most airplay and notice from this set are "A Country Boy Can Survive," its own redneck anthem of rugged individualism during the Reagan years, and "All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down," a tale of the aging and settling of the outlaw generation from Waylon to Kristofferson to Willie. (Funny, David Allan Coe isn't mentioned.) But there are other amazing tracks here as well: the title track with its bluesy front end and in-the-dark shadow vocal; the silly but poignant, rocking bluegrass stomper "The Coalition to Ban Coalitions"; the metaphorically astute "Weatherman"; and "I Don't Care if Tomorrow Never Comes." In addition, the cover of Jimmie Driftwood's "Tennessee Stud" here rivals Johnny Cash's version more than a decade later, and the Emerson/Emerson rocker "Ramblin' in My Shoes" is tougher than leather and sharper than a Buck knife. It's another rock & roll country album from Williams, and a good one to boot. The man is on a roll.

Tracklist

A1 A Country Boy Can Survive
A2 The Coalition To Ban Coalitions
A3 Tennessee Stud
A4 Ramblin' In My Shoes
A5 The Pressure Is On
B1 All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down
B2 I Don't Care If Tomorrow Never Comes
B3 Weatherman
B4 Everytime I Hear That Song
B5 Ballard Of Hank Williams

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How We Grade Our Vinyl:

Mint (M): This is a grade that won't be used unless the record is still sealed.

Near Mint (NM): This record shows no obvious signs of wear. A record that looks like new. The jacket may show only light wear with minor scuffing and/or edge-wear. The jacket will not have seam splits, folds, or cut-out holes.

Near Mint Minus (NM-): This record won't be perfect and may show very minimal signs of use. This is a record that may have been played but was handled with extreme care. The jacket may have light scuffing and/or edge-wear, minimal creasing, promotional cut-outs or cut corners.

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Very Good (VG): This record will show more signs of wear. Surface scuffing and light scratches will be much more visible. Surface noise will be more noticeable. Record labels may have writing, or stickers attached. The jacket will have scuffing and edge-wear and may have seam splits, ring wear, turned-up corners, and cut-out holes. Jackets may also have a previous owner's name or other writing.


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