Picks and Pans Review: Full Moon
updated 09/08/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/08/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Imagine a record that captures the worst qualities of Red Sovine, Tom T. Hall, Marty Robbins, Mantovani and Mike Douglas. That sums up this dumb, unctuous and musically confused LP. Daniels, the Tennessean who hit big last year with The Devil Went Down to Georgia, wanders from The Legend of Wooley Swamp to El Toreador to South Sea Song to Dance, Gypsy Dance, unfazed by the grating changes of idiom. In the chauvinistic In America, for instance, he brays, "This lady may have stumbled/But she ain't never fell/And if the Russians don't believe it/They can all go straight to hell." If Leonid Brezhnev listens to country music, he's probably more frightened by this song than anything since Okie from Muskogee.