Release Date: Oct 14, 2008
Record label: MRI Associated
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Country
Near the end of this eight-song EP, Todd Snider steps up to the microphone and tells his listeners that while his work may have become more "opinionated" lately, "I did not do this to change your mind about anything; I did this to ease my own mind about everything. " And Snider isn't shy about getting his feelings off his chest on Peace Queer, which for the most part plays as a final kiss-off to eight years of George W. Bush and his various wars, both foreign and domestic.
Todd Snider's a misfit's kind of misfit, and like his previous disc, The Devil You Know, his latest eight-song offering cuts biting satire into the truly poignant. "Mission Accomplished (Because You Gotta Have Faith)" talks blues couplets over George Michael's rhythm, and "Stuck on the Corner (Prelude to a Heart Attack)" is rockabilly fervor. Spoken-word interludes offer more twists, but none more so than the haunted cover of CCR's "Fortunate Son." .