Swearing at Motorists
Last Night Becomes This Morning
They are called “the two-man Who” by some critics, but that description is a grave injustice to Dayton, Ohio’s Swearing at Motorists. This duo incorporates so much into its sound that it moves beyond the obvious early Who influence. There is power-pop all over the record, but there is also early Elvis Costello and Let it Be and Tim-era Replacements. It’s a magnificent disc recorded in halls, studios, hotel rooms, the tour van and a Berlin train station. Featuring 15 tracks in less than 30 minutes, it’s an audio narrative fit to stand alongside Henry Rollins’ Get in the Van. It is a chronicle of life on the road without pop success or recognition. This is amazing songwriting, worthy of the fame and success it has yet to receive.