Danny & Dusty

  • Danny & Dusty
  • The Lost Weekend (A&M) 1985 

A batch of rowdy tunes about drinkin’, lovin’, gamblin’ and losin’, The Lost Weekend was a one-off studio bender by the cream of LA’s cowpunk society. The cast: Dan Stuart and Chris Cacavas of Green on Red, Steve Wynn and Dennis Duck of Dream Syndicate and most of the Long Ryders. Produced by Paul Cutler, The Lost Weekend offers a saucy good time, short on significance, but long on ambience and spirit. For reference, a version of Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” typifies the tenor of Wynn/Stuart’s collaborative songwriting.

[Ira Robbins]

See also: Dream Syndicate, Green on Red, Long Ryders