No Good Al Joad
Hop Along - No Good Al Joad - Get Disowned (2012)
This song destroys me. Lyrically and vocally poignant. Perfectly complementary instrumentation to boot.
Bonus points for the semi-obscure Grapes of Wrath narrative.
“…But your engine is still running, although the gears are covered with grime | Everybody is a little hard to love sometimes | You are my favorite because you’re a long shot | You are my enemy because you forgot! |
Generous people, they fill me with doubt | but that’s something i’d rather not talk about | And no heavy change can make me stay | I’m a no good Al Joad anyway | I’ll never lie in the back of no truck…”
Hop Along is Frances Quinlan (pictured), Dominic Angelella, and Mark Quinlan. Brilliant. Solid album from top to bottom. Definitely in my top 10 albums of the last year or so.