Charlie O. wrote:That's one that grew on me over time, but I pretty much love it now. It's a vibe record - you don't listen to it for the songwriting*, but for the freaky mood of it.
Yeah, definitely. It's been growing on me. I really legitimately like some of the songs on their own, of course.
When you cue up "Whole Lotta Peace Of Mind," you'll be reminded of the psych fiddles immediately. They reappear. I really like that tune, actually. It would be great if they used the same fiddle track for other stuff!
Charlie O. wrote:I think that Matt wasn't saying that Doug was "trying to be a hippie," but that he was trying it far away from home - and that sense of uprootedness, of being a stranger in a strange land, is all over this record, and the next two, too.
Yeah, it's one of about three consistent themes that he mines over and over again. I can relate, though I would've been so lucky to have been far away from home in Mill Valley or wherever.