Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels

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Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels
Studio album by Whitey Morgan and the 78's
Released 23 September 2008
Recorded 2008,
Small Stone Records, Detroit
Genre outlaw country, classic country, honky tonk
Language English
Label Small Stone Records
Whitey Morgan and the 78's chronology
Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels
(2008)
Whitey Morgan and the 78's
(2010)

Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels is the first studio album by Whitey Morgan and the 78's.

Recording[edit]

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.[1]

Album Art[edit]

The album design, layout, and photography was completed by Liz "Cupcake Detroit" Mackinder.

Track listing[edit]

1. "Hold Her When She Cries"
2. "Crazy"
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"
12. "Sinner"[2]

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
  • 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."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Whitey Morgan and the 78's. Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels. Royal Ok, MI, Small Stone Recordings: 2008. Liner Notes.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ The Triggerman. "Pt. 1- Whitey Morgan – Honky Tonks & Cheap Motels « Saving Country Music". Savingcountrymusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-22.