What a Crying Shame The Miami-based Mavericks abandon social commentary for the thrill and devastation of high-stakes romance. Lead singer-songwriter Raul Malo augments his honky-tonk repertoire on What a… What a Crying Shame The Miami-based Mavericks abandon social commentary for the thrill and devastation of high-stakes romance. Lead singer-songwriter Raul Malo augments his honky-tonk repertoire on What a… The Mavericks Country
Music Review

What a Crying Shame

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: The Mavericks; Genre: Country

The Miami-based Mavericks abandon social commentary for the thrill and devastation of high-stakes romance. Lead singer-songwriter Raul Malo augments his honky-tonk repertoire on What a Crying Shame (MCA) with gems from Bruce Springsteen and Jesse Winchester, but he also unveils two stunning originals: ''I Should Have Been True'' and ''The Things You Said to Me.'' No other band in contemporary country so ambitiously integrates '50s and '60s sounds into such a modern statement. B+

Originally posted Feb 04, 1994 Published in issue #208 Feb 04, 1994 Order article reprints