Picks and Pans Review: I Still Love You in the Same Ol' Way

updated 03/21/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/21/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

Moe Bandy

Anyone who wants to know what pop music people mean by a "hook" need only listen to One Lonely Heart Leads to Another on this album. Written by Steve Collom, it contains that wonderfully catchy theme line and nothing else of interest, melodically or in its lyrics. It is all hook, without any line, let alone a sinker. If that's no way to choose a song, this is still a typically enjoyable set of 10 selections from Bandy, the plaintive Mississippian whose first big hit was I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today in 1973. This album includes a little of everything, from wordplay (I Lost Her to a Dallas Cowboy, with clever enough football double meanings, by Len and Jack Green) to a drinking song (Leave the Honky Tonks Alone) to a sweet ballad (the title cut, by Virg Warner). If Moe takes few chances, he also makes few mistakes.

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