While Rodney Crowell first gained widespread recognition as a leader of the new traditionalist movement of the mid-'80s, he in fact was a singer, songwriter, and producer with roots and ambitions extending far beyond the movement's parameters.
In a size zero culture where heroin chic starvation and the teenage archetypal whore û a la a certain pop singer unraveling before the media's watchful eye - is the measure by which young women are forced to assess their sexual relevance, I've been witness to the toll Bulimia, Anorexia and other abuses can take on a good many would-be Goddesses. You can't be too famous and too skinny has replaced the old adage sit tight and the boys will catch up with you at around age thirty-six.
As far as the gasoline part, one needs only to turn on the news. You might say the record is about modern society strip-mining the feminine mystique . . . that and how good I sang and played.
01 - Sex And Gasoline
02 - Moving Work Of Art
03 - Rise And Fall Of Intelligent Design
04 - Truth Decay
05 - I Want You 35
06 - I've Done Everything I Can
07 - Who Do You Trust
08 - Night's Just Right
09 - Funky And The Farm Boy
10 - Forty Winters
11 - Closer To Heaven