Talent Show, The Mats
I remember when I bought this album, it was a big letdown. This song opens it up, and I thought, frick, they already were getting watered down, and this is isn´t even hot vinegar! It´s a great song, one just needed to adjust. Tremendously so.
Actually, I thought All Shook Down was brilliant, because it reflected their absolute decompression and desolation from their meteoric ride, and the subsequent death of Bob (not literally, I mean his exclusion, although he may have been dead when this came out). On the other hand, it was 100% Westerberg with what remained of the Mats as his backing band. Pretty damned sad.
This post was edited on 1/4 at 11:32 pm