Lonesome Bob, Things Fall Apart

Jon Langford (Mekons)

By Jon Langford (Mekons)

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
New Jersey native swivels between country and rock

Lonesome Bob used to be my pal Dave Herndon's guitar teacher in New York City. When the Mekons came to town we'd go over to Dave's cave after the show with a sack-full of beer and this big, scary-looking guy would whip out an acoustic guitar and start singing songs — a situation which would in almost any other circumstance suck. The reason it didn't was because the songs Bob sang were so funny, clever, heartbreaking and tough. The Waco Brothers covered a song from this album called “Do You Think About Me?” and actually made Lonesome Bob and ourselves a few bob!