|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

What The Hell Was I Thinking

Rate It! Avg: 3.5 (19 ratings)
Retail
Member
What The Hell Was I Thinking album cover
01
Your Memories
3:01
$0.49
$0.99
02
Ugly Woman
3:49
$0.49
$0.99
03
No Shoes
3:22
$0.49
$0.99
04
You're Gonna Miss Me
2:22
$0.49
$0.99
05
Beautiful Hills
4:30
$0.49
$0.99
06
Stay With Me
3:19
$0.49
$0.99
07
Somehow You'll Find Your Way
3:20
$0.49
$0.99
08
Gone Gone Gone
4:19
$0.49
$0.99
09
Up On Mars
4:00
$0.49
$0.99
10
Talkin' To My Lord
4:39
$0.49
$0.99
Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 36:41

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 2 Member Reviews

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

It's so raw, it hurts

rickstervc

"Ugly Woman" should be downloaded immediatly. It makes the Cramps sound like a group of slick studio musicians, and is as funny as all git-out. Adkins is a bit of an aquired taste, but if you can get him down, it's good stuff. Pass the beer...

user avatar

a great tune

arntzville

Download "Beautiful Hills" immediately! What a great song - a blend of Beck and old Springsteen that you will wish you had written yourself. I can't speak for the rest of this album, as I've only heard the one song, but it's a doozy.

They Say All Music Guide

Legend has it that, upon hearing Hank Williams for the first time (while still a child), Hasil Adkins thought the country legend was playing all the instruments himself. It’s precisely this miscalculation that convinced Adkins to try such a thing on his own. Since his debut in the 1950s, he has performed mostly as a one-man band, but unfortunately (as this album attests) the sheer novelty of the approach cannot always support the music — not for any great length of time anyway. What the Hell Was I Thinking? begins fine enough with the losers-always-win sentiments of “Your Memories,” and a great first line: “Your memories, they come to see me/’cause they love me/your memories.” Adkins’ backing (guitar almost in tune, drummer nodding off) has more in common with the bare-bones indie-rock of Beat Happening or the loosest recordings of early Palace than the tradition that produced him. Strumming fractured guitar chords while keeping the beat with some extra appendage on a kick drum/tambourine combo, the singer delivers a series of decimated blues, country, and rockabilly tunes. In a rare moment of lucidity, he steps out of his own crazed juke-joint and into the night to sing the pining “Beautiful Hills.” Surprisingly touching, Adkins sounds like another man entirely: the song has the haunting intimacy of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska. More often however, you are begged to question Adkins’ sincerity; so willfully wild is his delivery. His contemporaries (primal country and rockabilly singers like Jerry Lee Lewis and Charlie Feathers), while undeniably electrified and nearly unhinged, were ultimately balanced with an equal amount of restraint. The resulting tension is what drove their music and gave it power. With Adkins, you can hear a conscious attempt to avoid constraint. The result is music at the edge of sanity: potent, but only in very small doses. – Nathan Bush

more »