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An unacknowledged masterpiece.,
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This review is from: I Feel Alright (Audio CD)
This is a brilliant album which came to my attention from the use of the title song in season two of HBO's 'The Wire'. Steve Earle truly is a magisterial musician. There's so many influences on this album. 'Valentine's Day' is very much in the mode of Tom Waits and the guitar opening to 'CCKP' (Cocaine Cannot Kill My Pain) is not too dissimilar to Nick Drake complimented by Dylanesque vocals. All the other songs,as pointed out by previous reviewers, have very personal themes. If you've not heard this album then I suggest buy it, and the record company should reissue it as Steve Earle is now regaining popularity. What a man! Hat's off to Steve Earle and mine's a ten gallon.