Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels
|Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels|
|Studio album by Whitey Morgan and the 78's|
|Released||23 September 2008|
Small Stone Records, Detroit
|Genre||outlaw country, classic country, honky tonk|
|Label||Small Stone Records|
|Whitey Morgan and the 78's chronology|
Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels is the first studio album by Whitey Morgan and the 78's.
The album was recorded at Rustbelt Studios, Royal Oak, MI and released in 23 September 2008 on Small Stone Recordings. The members of the band at the time of recording included Whitey Morgan (Eric David Allen) on Vocals and Guitar, Benny James Vermeylen on Guitar and vocals, Jeremy "Leroy" Biltz on Guitar, Jeremy Mackinder on Bass, and Mike Popovich on The Drum Kit. Special Guest musician Fred Newell (known for his many recordings with Waylon Jennings) on Pedal Steel.
The album design, layout, and photography was completed by Liz "Cupcake Detroit" Mackinder.
1. "Hold Her When She Cries"
3. "If It Ain't Broke"
4. "Back to Back" (Billy Dee, Wendall Atkins)
5. "Cheatin' Again"
6. "Honky Tonk Angel"
7. "I'm on Fire" (Bruce Springsteen)
8. "Another Round"
9. "Goodbye Dixie"
10. "Love and Honor"
11. "Prove It All to You"
- Cliff England of Saving Country Music claims, "A story of love leaving in “Goodbye Dixie”, and the raunchy life on the road Hank Williams Jr.-esque “Sinner”, helps solidify Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels as an essential country record of 2009."
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- Whitey Morgan and the 78's. Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels. Royal Ok, MI, Small Stone Recordings: 2008. Liner Notes.
- Allmusic review
- The Triggerman. "Pt. 1- Whitey Morgan – Honky Tonks & Cheap Motels « Saving Country Music". Savingcountrymusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-22.