Truckload Of Love
I’ve always had a soft spot for screwed up people, because screwed up people are the most interesting people of all, and they need love more than the rest. One old friend of mine is a (truly) brilliant guitar player, but he hates people, so he never plays out in public. One friend is a raging alcoholic as well as a terrific raconteur who loves to be out in public but should never ACTUALLY BE out in public because he has no social filter. I just tell people he has Tourette’s. That tiny lie has kept us out of fights and him out of jail. Still another buddy has been killing himself incrementally for years. One day he’ll go too far and he’ll be gone forever and my broken heart and I will miss him like an amputee misses a limb.
The girl who can’t find her missing boyfriend, the guy who’s doesn’t want to hold his friend’s gun for him anymore for fear he might use it himself, the girl from Tennessee that moved to California only to be disappointed… Go Go Boots is populated by characters and stories that are written so vividly and seem so real, you feel like you know them. This leads to empathy, and once you start caring for characters, yer pretty much hooked, right?
The 6th track on the elpee should have been saved for last – part gospel, part country, and its chorus is transcendent. It’s called “Everybody Needs Love,” which really is the moral Go Go Boots, and makes it such a pleasure to listen to.