September 1999's edition of the revived Sub Pop singles club was this hotly anticipated single by Crooked Fingers. The two songs here, one of which, "Juliette," would appear on Crooked Fingers' self-titled debut LP, demonstrate Bachmann's seemingly newfound propensity for storytelling. He's become an archetypal singer/songwriter, blending the Americana of Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen with his own artistic sensibilities. On this single, Bachmann is still virtually unaccompanied, utilizing creative sound production methods such as stomping on the floor to shake a rattle of reverb out of his amp, to create a relatively full sound as a base for Brian Causey's dulcimer guitar and Darren Loucas' lap steel.
AllMusic Review by Bryan Carroll