This is definitely one of Hank's classic albums and one of his hardest rocking albums. The pace slows occasionally, particularly on I can't change my tune, I've been down (two reflective ballads) and Norwegian wood (a cover of the Beatles classic). Ain't making no headlines is an excellent mid-tempo song.
The album includes two songs in praise of the south (If heaven ain't a lot like Dixie, The south's gonna rattle again), both of which rock hard. Whiskey on ice, another great rocker, contains the memorable line "I like my whiskey on ice and my women on fire". The other rockers here, all of a high quality, are High and pressurized, If you wanna get to heaven and a cover of one of his father's songs, Honky tonkin'.
So there is nothing really new here compared to previous albums. It includes the type of songs and the style of music that we've come to expect - but the songs, whether covers or originals, are brilliant. Hank recorded many classic albums in the eighties and a few before that, but this is among my favorites.