Find Me, Ruben Olivares
Rock 'N' Roll Singer
You Ain't Got a Hold On Me
Around and Around (Written by John Denver)
Bad Boy Boogie
As Red House Painters were becoming a thing of the past (their final album, Old Ramon, would be released in 2001 but had been in the can for several years), leader Mark Kozelek began feeling his way into the solo arena. He was no stranger to solo performance, and his acoustic guitar chops had often been overlooked in the band. This acoustic set features three stunning interpretations of AC/DC songs ("Rock 'N' Roll Singer," "You Ain't Got a Hold on Me," "Bad Boy Boogie"), a John Denver cover ("Around and Around"), and three essential original compositions: the wandering-through-Mexico touchstone "Find Me, Ruben Olivares," the sweetly harmonized "Metropol 47," and the grim Alzheimer's tale "Ruth Marie," one of Kozelek's most beautiful songs. He would continue searching through AC/DC covers with What's Next to the Moon and find further artistic footing as Sun Kil Moon.