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Nat Allister
A review of "The Desert" by Claude Hitt and Extended Recess
Written March 25th, 2017, 5:52 pm by

Nat Allister FROM Fox & Beggar Theater Inc.

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Louisiana-based "Claude Hitt and Extended Recess" turn up the heat with their seductive song "The Desert," a rockabilly-influenced tune that makes you feel like you are driving through a desert on a moonlit night with the wind in your hair. The song is sort of a backcountry narrative about a trailer park, American romance, almost like a Bruce Springsteen song (easy enough to replace "The River" with "The Desert") but stylistically featuring more of a Deer Tick grunge. "Girl, I can't go much further/ Girl, my life's a mess/ Why don't you come out in the desert/ With me tonight," rings out the chorus. I appreciate that Claude Hitt makes no effort to rhyme in this song; a choice that--in my opinion--gives lyrics more weight and makes the listener consider their intention a bit more. "The Desert" has just the right amount of information; a surreal portrait of some rough-and-tumble American nobody, somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

"The Desert" would be an excellent theme song for

Saturday night at the dive bar.

"The Desert" is reminiscent of well-known artists such as

Deer Tick

When listening to "The Desert" I am transported to

The desert at night

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