Probably not quite as electrifying as the other two LPs in the trio (Bright Lights and Pour Down), but, let's face it, the man sets himself some extraordinary standards. There's songs on these 3 LPs that I believe are up there with the best popular music ever recorded.
On Hokey Pokey, the folk influence is cut with greater experimentation than Bright Lights, and it works well in patches. For example, Smiffy's Glass Eye and Mole in a Hole are merely superb.
HP contains probably my two most played RT songs - the jaunty, extended metaphor that is the title track, with fantastic harmony singing, and the impossibly moving Never Again. I recently saw RT live and he played Never Again. There were people in their 30s and 40s openly crying, such is the songs power.
The playing is brilliant throughout, and Linda hits her usual awesome peaks.
Buy, buy, buy.