Liner Notes-26. May.2022
Motown, Manchester, and mufflers.
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
A few weeks ago, my son needed a ride after dropping his truck off at an exhaust shop. NOTE: If your kid—or anyone really—asks to borrow a Sawzall, treat it as a red flag. Just trust me here.
At any rate, this lesson in car care cost him ~$450. It also cost him a trip with me to our local record store, which is only a few minutes away.
As we were rooting through the bins, I found a copy of Washed Out’s “Within and Without.” Having recently listened to and reviewed “Life of Leisure” all the way through, it caught my eye, and I set it on top of the stack next to me and thumbed through other titles.
As I was doing that, a guy leaned over, gently tapped the record, and said “this is the best record you’re buying today.” At that point, it was still firmly in my “maybe” camp, but he said it with such earnest conviction that I almost regretted offering to let him take it instead. He graciously declined, so we checked out, picked up the truck, and went home to find out if he was right.
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