Peter Case is another one of those chronically under-appreciated artists who I never tire of cramming down your throat. From his early days with The Nerves, to his “breakthrough” with The Plimsouls, to his later solo outings, Case has given the world more than his fair share of great songs. It’s really a damn shame that a guy with this much talent isn’t mentioned in the same breath as guys like Elvis Costello or Nick Lowe.
Never terribly prolific, Case nonetheless keeps busy, and The Case Files finds the man himself picking through his back pages and assembling a surprisingly cohesive odds-n-sods collection of demos, out-takes and rarities from his solo years. Standout tracks include original Ballad Of The Minimum Wage and an inspired romp through Dylan’s Milkcow Blues. Maybe not a great introduction for the uninitiated, one low price gets fans some nice covers (Escovedo, The Stones), cameos (Stan Ridgway, T-Bone Burnett, Ron Franklin) and another peak behind the curtain of what makes Peter Case tick, tock and rock.
Peter Case on Tour
06.10 Swallow Hill (w/ Steve Poltz) – Denver, CO
06.18 Red Devil Lounge – San Francisco, CA
06.23 The Oasis House Concerts – San Diego, CA
06.24 The Oasis House Concerts – San Diego, CA