Tanya Shocker

As any frequent peruser of dusty discount record bins knows, there are a handful of record albums that you're constantly flipping past. A few of the usual suspects, like Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, are noticeable not for the dazzlingly impressive art work, but because of the sheer numbers of copies. But other albums stand out because of their cover art. Tanya Tucker' s T.N.T. is more memorable for the salacious packaging (read 1978 salacious) than for her brand of rockity-rollin' country. Posed in front of crates marked "DANGER HIGH EXPLOSIVES," on the cover Tucker is wearing a pair of skin-tight black leather pants with a microphone cord pulled up tight and snug between her legs. And when you open the gatefold, she's posed like a centerfold holding sticks of dynamite and licking her lips. It was a shock to her fans because only six years before, as a little 13-year-old girl, she'd released "Delta Dawn." Saturday, she's performing at Billy Bob's Texas. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $26 for reserved. Call 817-624-7117 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Sat., May 24, 10:30 p.m., 2008
 
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