Album review: Mark Eitzel, `Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby...' (Matador OLE 179-2)
"If I Had A Gun" is typical, Eitzel concluding the proposition "... I would give you your freedom", whilst Powers adds the guitar equivalent of fingernails scraping down a blackboard. "Xmas Lights Spin", too, is unlikely to supplant Slade in seasonal affections, as a boozy parent admits "St Nicholas left your toys behind at the bar". And the opening track "Are You The Trash" is downright cruel, Eitzel enquiring of an abandoned lover, "Are you the trash he left behind?". It's as naked and honest an album as ever (Eitzel knows no other way), and as tormented as the title suggests.
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