Features an absolutely enchanting duet with Lucinda Williams on "Cruel Lips."
Makes touchstones out of Neil Young’s "Harvest" and the Stones’ "Dead Flowers" as easily as Tammy Wynette’s "Stand by Your Man," ranges freely from blistering rock to the lonesomeness of a weary troubadour.
Anything for a good time, anything for a laugh...so goes the opening track, a lilting mid-tempo beauty that could have been left off Dylan's Nashville Skyline. "Almost Thanksgiving Day" and "Nation of Shopkeepers" have rightly worked their way into GP's solo canon of classics, while "Queen of Compromise," "Tornado Alley" and the re-worked song made famous by Dave Edmunds "Crawling from the Wreckage" whip out a vibe between rockabilly and pure honky tonk.
A remarkable record from a remarkable songwriter. The knife is still sharp, but Parker's clever enough to use it at just the right time.
Anything For A Laugh
Nation of Shopkeepers
Crawling for the Wreckage