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This is about poetess Sylvia Plath and her suicide. Crackle And Drag was the last poem she wrote. The blacks refer to stage curtains, hence the phrase "Hear her blacks crackle and drag" refers to her exiting this world.
Two versions exist back to back on this album. The first is an uptempo rocker that harkens back to Westerberg's days in The Replacements. The second is an introspective acoustic number. (thanks, John - Levittown, NY, for above 2)
Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
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The last living original member of Big Star - drummer Jody Stephens, looks back on the band and their legacy, including the theme for That '70s Show