Part of my 2001 Top Ten list as published by Neumu on Jan 11, 2002
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It really isn’t any wonder that the old reprobate’s best album in 25 years is his funniest and scariest in 35. He’s seen the apocalypse, and god damn, is it funny. Conventional wisdom has always said that almost dying in 1966 is what took the edge from him — that maybe he needed to slow down and see the roses or whatever — so how ironic is it that almost dying in 1997 seems to have given it it back? Message: I used not to care, but things have changed.
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