As one of the pioneers in Tex-Mex music, Doug Sahm fused rock & roll, R&B, conjunto, and country. This posthumous release, containing some of the last recordings made before his death, finds Sahm focusing on the country part of that equation. As this disc makes plain, country music was a major part of Sahm's life and music, and these tracks are pure, dyed-in-the-wool honky-tonk in the grand old style. Most are original tunes, and "Oh No! Not Another One" shows Sahm's feelings about country by humorously expressing his dismay at the way pop posers have taken over the country music scene. "Texas Me" is an old Sahm staple, but it's given new life in this context.
Of the two cover tunes, Bob Dylan's "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" gets a fresher coat of paint than most of the Dylan homages cluttering up tribute albums. Leon Payne's "They'll Never Take Her Love from Me" is a lovingly rendered piece of honky-tonk history followed by a spoken aside from Sahm, who takes pains to reiterate Payne's importance. What might be a cheesy moment in another context rings completely sincere when tucked into this honky-tonk love letter.