The following is taken from the album’s liner notes:
“The Last of the Pin-up Girls” is a tribute to a fundamentally American experience: the cross-country road trip. At the center of the story is a modern nomadic cowboy who travels from place to place with no purpose or code. He is driven by the clichéd notion of “finding oneself” on a lonesome journey in some attempt to regain his identity. The record is bookended with the protagonist riding into a strange town and then eventually riding out of town. He is seduced by the idea of anonymity, but through thousands of miles of self-reflection, romance turns into a harsh reality.
The story is punctuated with American kitsch: the flicker of a fluorescent diner off the interstate, a reflection in a circus funhouse mirror, Wonder Woman and Norman Rockwell, a vamp in a red dress. The desolate highway takes him from Appalachia to Memphis, from Louisiana to Los Angeles; the music is the geography, the landscape, and where the true narrative of
Genre: Rock: American Underground
Release Date: 2012