This song cycle bears out a local cultural theme stemming from the native yearnings of the western soul midst the hardship of a cruel world. In other words, I’ve been rolled and I figure it’s important that fellers who’ve been rolled raise their consciousness, come out of the shadows and demand respect.
TALKIN THRU YER HAT. Here’s a happy song about getting rolled in Reno. Getting rolled looks a lot better when you get older–sort of like childbirth, you forget the pain. Done here with the fabulous Mr. Spoons.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE DAMSEL WHO STOLE MY CHECKERED PANTS. One of Nevada’s living traditions. Makes a great sing-a-long in the right crowd. I suppose songs like this preclude one from certain artistic circles.
THE QUEEN OF THE INTERSTATE.