Austin, Texas' Wild Seeds had an immensely likable, tough and twangy guitar-pop sound, but the heart and soul of the band was Michael Hall's songwriting. A former music journalist, Hall took the rock'n'roll ethic of good times, lonesome trains and love gone wrong and spun it into lusciously twisted personal narratives inscribed with poetic literacy. Throughout the Wild Seeds' albums and into his solo work, Hall has cultivated the persona of an Everyman befuddled by an America gone sour; he's constantly searching for truth, justice, a wife and two kids, yet he's repeatedly thwarted by forces bigger than himself. ~ Phillip Ewing, 80s Retro Music