This has got to be lou's greatest record. Stripped bare, honest and raw ( I mean, look at the cover!), musically insane , funny, tender, and scarily true , it not only says everythin' about the guy but the human condition full stop. I'm not gonna go into the historical nonsense that it was a turning point in his career. (who cares!). Basically, this is where he was at the time . It's his best work lyrically by a long shot. I don't get the feeling he's talking to you in a room , as has been most peoples comments when they hear lou, but to himself , therefore it gets right into your head, a personal journey which reaches anyone who is not scared to look at themselves face on. It also, even more than 'Ecstacy,' shows lou's love for soul music. You want a wake up call sleepy heads, then beg, borrow or steal this totally neglected gem.