Song 36 Lone Justice

Lone Justice - Ways to be Wicked, 1985

'Honey, why you always laugh, when you see me hurt so bad...' Exhausted by pretending to be funky yesterday, I have to admit that I'm more comfortable with the cowgirl thing. The choice of headgear seems less bewildering, anyway. Anyone besides me remember these guys? Not quite country, not quite rock, not particularly popular with fans of either, despite the cute girl with the mighty voice. I bought the tape because Rolling Stone told me to, in those dark days before I started taking orders from Pitchfork. (Yes, I have no idea what's cool or interesting! Just tell me what to listen to and I'll do it!) The song's by Tom Petty and it sometimes lurks around the edges of my imaginary soundtrack to Cinnamon Toast, maybe because of the countrified setting.

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