FROM: C-60 Low Noise
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"Pink Cadillac" sounds like Prine got together a few buddies and a bunch of beer and recorded an album meant to be played loud. For fans looking to expand on their collections, this is a great album to show how serious Prine was about not being pidgeon-holed in one type of music."
On the downside, because the recording is of a lower quality and the mixing favors the guitars and drums over the words, listeners have to dig a little deeper to find those tear-jerk gems and nuggets of wit and wisdom. He can still break your heart (How Lucky) and crack you up (The Irreverent Chinatown) but most of these tracks are meant to be just plain fun. For those who are looking to round out their collection, this album is about as raw as Prine's music gets.
For those who are just starting out, I'd suggest getting some of his earlier albums, or the grammy winning Missing Years, first. By the way, John Prine has said that this is his favorite album!
FROM: Gene Gamble "the real lost dog"
RATING: ALL TIME FAVORITES
THOUGHTS: today i walked down a street i use to wonder, i shook my head and i lit my cigarette, there's all these things that i don't think i remember, HEY! how lucky can one man get. That lyric has stuck in my head since the album first came out over 20 years ago, especially when i walk down the streets of my home town.