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Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
B.B. Watson
genre:
Country

We gave it a C-

Contemporary vocalists making their major-label debuts hope that 1992 will prove another Year of the New Face in country music: B.B. Watson scored a minor hit with the title song of Light at the End of the Tunnel, a comical take on a luckless Joe poised to be flattened by a freight train. But with the exception of an enthusiastic cover of ”Hank Drank,” a terrific song that applies the myth and legend of Hank Williams to a common man’s failed romance, the rest of Watson’s album is crude, lewd, and rude — songs of double entendre set to ripsaw vocals and melodies borrowed from everyone from Merle Haggard to Mick Jagger. C-

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