Hail The Size, Side Two
Side Two by Hail The Size is a comical, light-hearted take on dysfunctional relationships, explosive farts, and addiction. The whimsical and witty lyrics remind me a bit of Weird Al or even Flight of the Concords, but country music-style, if you can imagine.
“Booze, Pills, & Her” is a love-ditty about a man who falls for a registered nurse (innocently, of course), where Charles Ezell sings, “Two out of three really work up a thirst.” The tune is highlighted with a punchy B-3 organ and steel guitar, all of which kept me listening. “When I’m sober, I don’t call ya whore” is another delightful line wafting from the song “Mean Means I Love You,” complete with melodious fiddle. “I Can’t Hold It In” is a jazzy rendition of Ezell’s horrible flatulence problems, complete with congas, piano, and trumpet, and proves they can offer up a range of different genres.
The “7/11” song is slow and boring, but “The Ass Kicking Song” reels you back in with a faster-paced guitar, peppy drums, and haunting steel guitar melodies. I think HTS would be fun to see live, but I don’t think I could listen to the album on a regular basis; sorry, folks, but this album would make a great gag gift.