Picks and Pans Review: Lovers and Losers

UPDATED 05/24/1982 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/24/1982 at 01:00 AM EDT

Johnny Paycheck

For those who like their country music full of bitterness, feisty Johnny is the complainer laureate. The best example here is a clever, if not overly delicate, tune by James DuBois, She Got the Gold Mine (I Got the Shaft), in which a divorcé points out, "She said she would and I said I do/But I'd a said I wouldn't/If I only knew/How those two little words/Would mess up the rest of my life." The other material—D.O.A. (Drunk on Arrival), Loser of the Year and Paycheck's No Way Out—is typically malcontented, with Johnny talk-singing and gravel-voicing through an awful lot of unhappiness. Not everyone will be charmed; fans will take this album and shove it into their collections.

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