Patti Smith, the poet of punk, doesn’t turn out to help with just any old debut album, so that’s one reason to lend an ear to this new song from Oliver Ray’s ‘Out Passed Nowhere‘. Of course Ray was also Patti’s guitarist for a decade so maybe that’s not such a surprise – however ‘Best Game in Town‘ fully deserves that listen, building hypnotically it swirls around like a snow globe of cosmic secrets being tossed around in the blazing desert sun. Existence is the question under examination and it might be that it isn’t always great: “how many words we wrote? How many oaks we broke? How many hearts we choked? ” Yet – predominantly by dint of being the only choice – life remains “the best game in town“.
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