COMMENT: Hole In A Bottle – Canaan Smith (Mercury)

Havin’ a problem with this one when considering for add. It reminds me so much of David Lee Murphy’s “Dust on the Bottle”. Now that one was a hit twenty years ago, so it only sounds like a copy-cat reworking of another guy’s idea to me, myself and nobody else. I get it. And if they do sound much alike, the Murphy record was a serious hit and carried long and well into a Recurrent and Power Gold for many years. If there’s a bit of that DNA in this one, all the better. Now on the other hand, gawd-dam, I am tired of songs glorifying drinking oneself into oblivion.