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The Bocephus Box [Curb]

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Hank Williams, Jr. 8/29/2000

Review

The years covered on Curb's The Bocephus Box (1979-1999) are the 20 years where Hank Jr. was an American icon, the larger-than-life rowdy man of country. His rise began in the early '80s, when he hit upon a terrific blend of honky tonk, Southern rock, blues, and country that appealed to rock and country audiences alike -- rednecks of all persuasions, as less charitable critics would say. Throughout the '80s, he ruled the country charts, as every single one of his new albums went gold. For some observers, he slipped into self-parody halfway through that reign, but as this three-disc box set proves, the best of his music was remarkably consistent. Yes, the individual albums sagged somewhat (especially in the mid-'90s), but he remained true to his vision and had a good choice of material, whether it was newly written songs or rock covers. Early on in The Bocephus Box, it dawns on you that while some have replicated his style -- and while he has spent a long time working the same ground -- nobody really did this rowdy, rockin' country before Hank, and nobody has done it better since. Country purists may deny it, but he was a distinctive stylist, and while he got a little silly even when he was good, he usually delivered, especially in a concentrated setting like this. During those two decades, he released an album almost every year, which were distilled to 65 songs and three discs with almost no duds -- which means he must have been doing something right. For doubters and fans alike, this is the place to really absorb Hank Jr. at the height of his powers. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 A Country Boy Can Survive [Y2K Version] Hank Williams, Jr. 3:54
  3. 2 Family Tradition Hank Williams, Jr. 3:58
  4. 3 To Love Somebody Hank Williams, Jr. 3:5
  5. 4 Old Flame, New Fire Hank Williams, Jr. 2:34
  6. 5 Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line Hank Williams, Jr. 3:14
  7. 6 I've Got Rights Hank Williams, Jr. 3:33
  8. 7 I Just Ain't Been Able Hank Williams, Jr. 2:33
  9. 8 Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound Hank Williams, Jr. 3:7
  10. 9 Outlaw Women Hank Williams, Jr. 3:0
  11. 10 (I Don't Have) Anymore Love Songs Hank Williams, Jr. 2:23
  12. 11 O.D.'d in Denver Hank Williams, Jr. 2:38
  13. 12 Come and Go Blues Hank Williams, Jr. 4:2
  14. 13 The Conversation Hank Williams, Jr. 3:49
  15. 14 Old Habits Hank Williams, Jr. 3:2
  16. 15 Kaw-Liga Hank Williams, Jr. 4:21
  17. 16 If You Don't Like Hank Williams Hank Williams, Jr. 2:51
  18. 17 Dixie on My Mind Hank Williams, Jr. 2:35
  19. 18 Texas Women Hank Williams, Jr. 2:25
  20. 19 Ramblin' Man Hank Williams, Jr. 3:34
  21. 20 Waitin' on the Tables to Turn Hank Williams, Jr. 2:37
  22. 21 A Country Boy Can Survive Hank Williams, Jr. 4:13
  23. 22 Born to Boogie Hank Williams, Jr. 2:42
  24. 23 Honky Tonk Women Hank Williams, Jr. 3:36
  25. 1 All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) Hank Williams, Jr. 3:57
  26. 2 I've Been Down Hank Williams, Jr. 3:39
  27. 3 La Grange Hank Williams, Jr. 5:19
  28. 4 Leave Them Boys Alone Hank Williams, Jr. 3:33
  29. 5 Blue Jean Blues Hank Williams, Jr. 4:3
  30. 6 Midnight Rider Hank Williams, Jr. 2:46
  31. 7 Now I Know How George Feels Hank Williams, Jr. 2:45
  32. 8 All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming over Tonight Hank Williams, Jr. 2:55
  33. 9 Major Moves Hank Williams, Jr. 3:31
  34. 10 Ain't Misbehavin' Hank Williams, Jr. 4:31
  35. 11 Lawyers, Guns and Money Hank Williams, Jr. 3:9
  36. 12 This Ain't Dallas Hank Williams, Jr. 2:42
  37. 13 Two Old Cats Like Us Hank Williams, Jr. 2:34
  38. 14 Country State of Mind Hank Williams, Jr. 3:53
  39. 15 Mind Your Own Business Hank Williams, Jr. 2:24
  40. 16 Secret Agent Man Hank Williams, Jr. 2:43
  41. 17 Wild Dogs Hank Williams, Jr. 4:5
  42. 18 My Name Is Bocephus Hank Williams, Jr. 3:52
  43. 19 Workin' for MCA Hank Williams, Jr. 1:44
  44. 20 I Really Like Girls/Rock & Roll Music Hank Williams, Jr. 4:2
  45. 21 House of the Rising Sun Hank Williams, Jr. 3:23
  46. 22 The Blues Man Hank Williams, Jr. 4:18
  47. 1 Keep Your Hands to Yourself Hank Williams, Jr. 2:31
  48. 2 Walk This Way Hank Williams, Jr. 3:45
  49. 3 Heaven Can't Be Found Hank Williams, Jr. 3:7
  50. 4 Thanks a Lot Hank Williams, Jr. 2:51
  51. 5 All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) (Solo) Hank Williams, Jr. 2:33
  52. 6 A Country Boy Can Survive Hank Williams, Jr. 7:16
  53. 7 You're Gonna Be a Sorry Man Hank Williams, Jr. 3:49
  54. 8 Tuesday's Gone Hank Williams, Jr. 5:43
  55. 9 Mannish Boy Hank Williams, Jr. 5:54
  56. 10 Finders Are Keepers Hank Williams, Jr. 2:58
  57. 11 There's a Tear in My Beer Hank Williams 2:49
  58. 12 Big Mamou Hank Williams, Jr. 4:45
  59. 13 Man to Man Hank Williams, Jr. 2:52
  60. 14 Stoned at the Jukebox Hank Williams, Jr. 2:56
  61. 15 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do Hank Williams, Jr. 2:42
  62. 16 Lone Wolf Hank Williams, Jr. 3:47
  63. 17 If It Will It Will Hank Williams, Jr. 3:19
  64. 18 Hotel Whiskey Hank Williams, Jr. 3:46
  65. 19 Low Down Blues Hank Williams, Jr. 2:33
  66. 20 Naked Women and Beer Hank Williams, Jr. 3:28

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