Today's 12 O'Clock Track is "Heart of Gold, Jacket of Leather," a rock 'n' roll song title if I've ever heard one. And the opening riff is foot-on-the-monitor hard—I fear for your soul if it doesn't get you at least a little geared. Recorded by the Albini (like the rest of the album), the track has his expansive, heavy-hitting sound, with a tight, dynamic rhythm section that provides more than just a backbone for the dueling guitars. Ralph Cuseglio's vocals are so sweaty 70s glam that I always imagine him onstage in a bedazzled, ruffled shirt—microphone in one hand, spilling martini in the other.
In related news, the band reunited early last year for a one-off show and has begun editing down material for an upcoming life-and-times documentary.