Only Walter Salas-Humara
and Mary Rowell
remain from the band's original lineup, but a wonderful new batch of introspective originals by Salas-Humara
and rocking covers of favorites by Lucinda Williams
, Jonathan Richman
, and pal Michael Hall
make this album the proper follow-up to 1987's Cuba
. With the frustrations of major label letdowns behind them, the band sounds rejuvenated. Maybe a bit jaded, too. Good for them and their fans.