|If all you know about the ol' Commander and his
crew is "Lost in the Ozone" or "Hot Rod Lincoln", then you gotta listen to
"Truck Stop at the End of the World" is a screwball black-humourous take
on World War 3.
"The Home of Rock'n'Roll" celebrates "those yellow Sun Records" ... and rightly
"One More Ride" is a sad ballad of a dying hobo, dreaming of one more train
ride to somewhere where it's always warm and dry and "a hobo is a regular
guy", while "Rockabilly Funeral" is a hilarious deadpan account of a rockabilly
star's burial in his Cadillac, with plenty of reverb on the eulogy.
And "Midnight on the Strand" demonstrates the Commander's versatility --
it's pure Big Band swing, years before the Zippers or Setzer's Big Band made
that stylish again.