September 05, 2003


Instapundit agrees that “Worried” is the hit-bound megatrack from Ken Layne’s Analog Bootlegs. Now, to conclude last week’s track-by-track review:

10. No One’s Up

TechoLayne! Tom Waits meets Beck at Fatburger.

11/12. I Should Be That Guy

I got an e-mail from Ken the night after the raucous, bloody live version was recorded in ‘99, and you could practically taste the chaos humming off the screen. A mayhem anthem.

13. Lincoln Town Car

Like Zevon’s “Desperadoes Under The Eaves”, couldn’t have been written about any other place than LA. Beautiful, seamy, hallucinogenic LA.

14. Mama, Take Another Stand

Hits a rhythm in the last minutes or so that you wish would last at least a few minutes longer.

15. National Day of Mourning

No song this slow (and about Richard Nixon, among other things) should be such good driving music. Which it is, for reasons I can’t explain.

So go buy the CD. In related news, Ken’s $9 price deal has sparked an industry-wide trend.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 5, 2003 05:25 PM

Ugh. Neil Young? Man whines like an old woman. I much prefer Simple Minds' version of "The Needle and the Damage Done," off their recent Neon Lights cd.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 6, 2003 at 10:56 AM