The Devil's Right Hand - Steve Earle (1988)
This is the most rocking murder ballad ever released, with all apologies to The Lemonheads' scorching version of "Knoxville Girl". Steve Earle's career is littered with essential material, but you gotta go a long way to get better than his redneck concept album that is Copperhead Road. He has been more compassionate. He has been more poetic. He has been more controversial.He has never been more raw or visceral than right here! Townes would be proud.
Johnny, you really like being in the covers section of these posts, don't you?