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Thunderstorms & Neon Signs

Wayne HancockAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing--that alchemist’s dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band. Always an anomaly among his country music peers, Wayne’s uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is in fact what defines him: ... Read more in Amazon's Wayne Hancock Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 7, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ark 21
  • ASIN: B0000061TK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,582 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Juke Joint Jumping
2. Poor Boy Blues
3. Thunderstorms And Neon Signs
4. She's My Baby
5. Big City Good Time Gal
6. Ain't Nobody's Blues But My Own
7. Double A Daddy
8. Why Don't You Leave Me Alone?
9. Tag Along
10. Cold Lonesome Wind
11. Locomotive Joe
12. No Loving Tonight
13. Friday And Saturday Night
14. Summertime

Editorial Reviews

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Playing the too-country for commercial radio side of the field, Wayne Hancock makes some of the loneliest Hank Williams-styled C&W since, well, since ol' Hank himself. Moving easily from hillbilly bop ("Double A Daddy") to dancehall honky tonk ("Juke Joint Jumpin'"), Hancock has the old-school twang down cold. He succeeds most, though, when he takes that old sound and fits it into his own modern life, as he does on the exquisitely drawn title track, where he details why pulling off to a motel whenever the highway weather gets bad makes his heart swell with fond memories. --David Cantwell

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real deal July 18, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Wayne on the Prairie Home Companion radio show News Years Eve Gala in Dallas, TX. I was in the audience that night and heard several of these songs performed live. I've owned the CD now for several years and have listened to it countless times. There's something simply extraordinary about the simple arrangements. Stan Smith's clarinet and Bob Stafford's trombone being brought in for some of the tracks lends it a crossover feel. I've even come to accept Wayne's abrasive take of "Summertime" at the CD's end. It's country that gets at the heart of the tradition. And there's a lot of heart packed into this CD's contents. The title track and "Cold, Lonesome Wind" highlight the melancholy elements wonderfully. They may be my favorites, though songs like "Juke Joint Jumping" and "Double A Daddy," with their driving, danceable rhythms, are brilliant. I highly recommend this to anyone.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING...Not For The Top 40 Fan!! April 16, 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you're a fan of "country music" in the 21st century, you are not going to enjoy listening to this album!!
Wayne Hancock does not make music for the Top 40 crowd. To enjoy Wayne, you're going to have to forget about over-produced albums. Wayne creates albums for those true, dyed-in-the wool, country music fans.
Wayne takes you back to a time when life was simple, no worry about crime, and just laid back enjoyment of life.
Like Joe Ely say's, "Wayne The Train is the real deal"!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT LYRICS AND MUSIC. September 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
What a great album this is, not only is the music a real pleasure to listen to, but the lyrics are a hoot! Wayne is not afraid to experiment, he skillfully combines old school elements with new in such a natural way. The songs pull you right in as if your listening to an old favorite you haven't heard in a long time. This album instantly became one of my favorites. I bought two more to give as gifts.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back July 25, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I've driven the Gladewater hi-way. From Tyler to Gladewater to Longview to Kilgore and back again. I've walked into The Roundup Club, The Eagle Drive In, Rio Palm Isle, etc, etc,. When that high pitched voice starts I don't think of Hank, altho somewhere in each song you will, I think of people that I grew up with because they sounded like that. That being said I think the best thing that Wayne has accomplished is to put together the "tightest" band I've heard since the Texas Playboys.I love Wayne's singing and writing, but it is so well complemented by Skelton, Stafford, Ramirez,Maines, Steiner,etc. Every once in awhile he'll throw in a horn or clarinet to really keep you off balance. This of course brings Bob Wills to mind, & you can't help but smile. All in all I think Wayne is everyman.A truck-driver, a hobo, a rough-neck, an alcholic,and a man who likes a good time but is not ashamed to be true to his gal.Oh yes and a man who can find comfort & beauty in Thunderstorms and Neon Signs
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hank III's version of the title song ain't bad neither! November 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
If you were lookin' for country music that's

too lonely for VH1,

too despondent for CMT,

and too ornery for GAC,

you just found it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Can you see a legend in this cat's sound!" March 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Wayne Hancock knows why honky tonk hillbilly [junk] is so impotant; (Hank Williams)! I have recently come to understand that people out there still care about legends and legendary music. Wayne "The Train" knows roots and history; truly two keys in becoming good at what your doin! This album has more down & dirty taste to it than anything put out "Countryfied" in years.
"Thunderstorms & Neon Signs" would be a classic if people knew about it. A crime in today's lackluster stream of pop "country" music. "Juke Joint Jumping" is how an collection should begin; too the point & with style! Hank III calls this cat a friend, and I get why; he's a reminder of where country music began. Buy it with confidence. Enjoy!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Puts Nashville Commercial Establishment to shame!!! September 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My only regret was not getting this album sooner. The music and lyrics are real and unpretentious. Wayne Hancock is a true American gem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WHO IS THAT SINGER? August 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Wayne "the train" Hancock's 1st album was a real surprise and begged the question, Who is that?" A real foot tapper and it is easy to think that he was on stage with the 1st Hank. His original work is "familiar" but fresh and clever...he is a good writer and his personality comes through as energetic and positive. I loved it at 1st play-through....couldn't wait to find the next album!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Country
Wayne Hancock's album not only contains some great tracks, but his delivery of them is first class. He is unique and not driven by some Nashville formula. One out of the box.
Published 2 months ago by John Nemarich
5.0 out of 5 stars Old school sound from present day artist!
My nephew who is 17 loves this music! Wayne Hancock keeps the tradition of old Hank Williams style country music alive!
Published 15 months ago by W. G. Mccollom
5.0 out of 5 stars frickin cool.
hancock style is so unique, there is non like his music, this album show so many styles of awesome rockabilly!
Published 15 months ago by blowhohome
4.0 out of 5 stars hancock
i love the words to the title song. wayne sounds alot like early hank wms. but so do a lot of country stars arrived on time good shape
Published 15 months ago by philip h mccarty
5.0 out of 5 stars The Train
Wayne Hancock never disappoints. Whether in concert or in a recoding, you will always be soothed, riled up or seduced by his rhymic strumming and classic country voice. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Faith
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Wayne's best
I'm not gonna wax musical intellectual here [like most narcissitic reviewers ;)], but I loved this album; as I do most of Wayne the Train's. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Joshua Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars who knew it was inspiration for hank iii?
I had no idea what i was buying when amazon suggested this to me but they nailed it I love this cd and went out and got more cuz i liked it so much i peed myself amazon you know... Read more
Published on January 20, 2012 by tedro
5.0 out of 5 stars Wayne Hancock
Buy all Wayne's cds, if you like real country music you will never be disappointed. "Juke Joint Jumping" and "Thunderstorms & Neon Signs" are my 2 favorite on here. Read more
Published on April 19, 2010 by S. O'Brien
4.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up -- But w/ Caveat
I am generally happy with this album, but didn't realize that the song Thunderstorms & Neon Signs is not the same version I've been hearing on Boot Liquor radio. Read more
Published on February 20, 2009 by K C 5 J K
5.0 out of 5 stars Nashville? We don't need no stinkin' Nashville!
I've finally had to admit that one of the reasons I don't think I can move out of Texas is because I'd have to leave the music behind, and that might kill me. Read more
Published on April 11, 2007 by Dixie Diamond
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