Ole (The Persistence of Memory)

A&M shelved this during a guard changing in 1990; now unearthed, the T-Bone Burnett-coproduced Olé proves a career high for K. and is arguably better than anything A&M’s put out these last seven years. The cult favorite’s in his most impassioned protest-singer mode — and what he’s protesting in bittersweet rockers like ”Stop the Clock” is the mysterious temporality of time itself. Which was finally on this buried gem’s side. A

Ole (The Persistence of Memory)
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