Former Morlock member Jeffrey Luck Lucas parlays his Michael Madsen dead-ringerness into a Tom Waitseye view of Americana, where the proletariat sits at home all the time, bummed to the gills over the city Memphis, let's say, even though Lucas is from Frisco that holds it hostage by catering to its fetishes for dingy 7-Eleven stores and cameo appearances on Cops. Mumbling through a megadose of Novocain scored during his guest shot with Neurosis, our guy in black restrains himself from diving right into the Chris Isaak whammy-bar kook-out country you can smell coming ("Fall in Love Wrong") by soaking himself for a full six minutes in two acoustic guitar-plucked minor chords during "You Knew It Well," which isn't irretrievably bad given the interplay between his ever-weepy cello and a slide guitar. In "Grifos Muertos" you can clean your navel to a moth-eaten-sounding tango that might have fit somewhere into the Corpse Bride soundtrack. Pray very hard that your cutting-addicted dorm-mate never catches wind of this.
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