Picks and Pans Review: Dac
David Allan Coe's cranky, quirky persona is often more interesting than his bad-old-boy honky-tonk music, but he outdoes himself on this LP. As he writes on the dust jacket, each of its 10 songs is dedicated to someone. Looking in the Mirror, about "a love/The whole world watched/Become another shattered dream," is for Kris Kristofferson (and, presumably, Rita Coolidge). Lyin' Comes So Easy to Your Lips is for "ex-wives in general, you all know what I'm talking about." (Coe, who says he doesn't believe in marriage, is vague on the number of "ex-wives" he has.) The Last Time She'll Leave Me This Time is for current lady Deborah—"perhaps you'll leave me again before the record even comes out. Who knows???" There's one for Jimmy Buffett ("I think you're great") and one for Coe himself, too, She. Loved the Leavin' Out of Me. The music in question is mainstream country and pleasant enough, if not nearly as intriguing as the liner notes.