John Prine – Storm Windows
Acquired: Half Price books, Used, 2013
After a dud-like album that was half covers, Prine is back to writing his own songs and thank god. The beefy backing band is thinned out a bit so the songs have some room and “Living in the Future” is an easy greatest hits contender that is vintage Prine. It has a pretty awful misstep back into covers territory with “Baby Ruth” but that one is followed by the achingly lovely and sad ballad “One Red Rose” and let’s just say this record is a bit of a mixed bag but way way better than Pink Cadillac. “It’s Happening To You” and the title track are also surefire winners. Alas, the 80s had begun and Prine’s decline is just so perfectly illustrated by his worsening facial hair.
Because you know how much I love awful youtube covers of songs I love, here's some dinger doing "Living in the Future."