Essential Remnants: #23. Richard and Linda Thompson, Shoot Out the Lights

Every note, every vocal, every lick oozes with both pain and perfection. (LM) I saw them perform this at the Lone Star club on Fifth Avenue in NYC, back when they had that giant lizard on the roof. My favorite moment was going over to the bathroom and Richard and Linda were sharing a joint right there by the Asteroids machine, even though they were performing this acid bitter breakup album. But more importantly, these are monumental songs played perfectly. (PK)

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