Today I thought that I would pay homage to one of the great albums of the 1990s, Bringing Down the Horse by The Wallflowers. This is one of those great albums filled with very memorable songs. This album is most known for the #1 hit “One Headlight“. That song, though great, is just the tip of the iceberg when you look into great detail the beauty of this masterpiece.

They scored two more successful singles on Bringing Down the Horse with “6th Avenue Heartache“, and “Three Marlenas“, both of which got significant radio air play when they were released but are seldom heard on the radio today. With the exception of “I Wish I Felt Nothing“, the last song on the album, Bringing Down the Horse can be defined in one word, perfect. The album kicks off with “One Headlight“, one of my favorite songs today, nearly ten years after its release. This song has such a cool beat and the guitar solos are great.

My favorite line is: “Man, I ain’t changed, but I know I ain’t the same.”

I am not going to go through every song on this album, but trust me, there all good. However I would like to highlight the third song of this album, “Bleeders“. This song, in my opinion, is the best on the CD. With lyrics like “ I need somethin’ better / Than a nail and a hammer / To put me back together”, there is no question of how universal The Wallflowers songs can be. This song may push you away with the title but it will consume you the first time you hear it and will continue to do so for years there on after. Before I wrap up this outstanding review of superior music, I would also suggest listening to “Laughing Out Loud“, the seventh song on the album. With a solid beat and meaningful lyrics, it is an unstoppable force. I suggest listening to the album in its entirety, but if you don’t have the time at least check out these two songs.

Thanks for listening to this edition of “A Tribute to” and stay tuned for more outstanding music reviews and suggested listening.