I’m not going to go into the story of Wesley Willis and his music. You know him or you don’t know him… if you don’t, this album would be a good place to start figuring this man out. It’s not easy. From the first song, almost spoken word vocals over music that reminds me of something that could be found in David Byrne’s True Stories, through to the end, Rush Hour is a solid tale of one man. Driving, talking about Jesus, talking to God, having car problems, and passing by strange and sometimes ugly characters. Throwing in bits heard on televisions, and basically laying down a life that’s strange… because it’s all so real. Not always easy listening, but something that should be listened to. True stories… spoken word confusion, and yeah, good times… they’re rock ‘n’ roll.
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