We gave it a B+
Once a hueless clone of his late, great daddy, Hank Williams Jr. has since proved himself to be one of country music’s most distinctive voices. On Lone Wolf he demonstrates the essence of his personal musical synthesis — hard-core honky-tonk, mournful blues, and Southern boogie — all done up with redneck jingoism and hillbilly mayhem.
Junior’s still hung up on Dad (”Man to Man” has them meeting in the Sweet Bye and Bye), but he also offers a wonderfully up-tempo cover of the David Houston classic ”Almost Persuaded.” Your rowdy friends will find much to like in this fast-paced and varied program. B+