I’ve mentioned in passing, I think, that around 1987 I went on a long musical odyssey and wound up listening to a whole lot of genres and performers I’d never listened to before: Odetta, Cisco Houston, Tommy Makem, Judy Collins, CSN&Y, the Three Tenors, Steve Earle–
and Dwight Yoakam. He’d been around awhile, but I’d never really paid attention to him. I got into his music the same way I did Steve Earle’s: when my sister began playing him on the cassette player in her car on trips to the mall.
Probably in common with a whole lot of other people, my favorite of all Dwight’s CDs is the triple platinum This Time, released in 1993. There simply is not a bad cut on that one. Oh, I have my favorites: “Pocket of a Clown”, “Fast as You”, and this melancholy rejection of a lover who’s worn out her welcome in his heart and bed.
A classic kiss-off, no? 😉