I heard a song on the radio that put me in stitches. That song was "Rock and Roll Lifestyle", and for years after I never ever heard it again, and wondered many times who had penned it. It was Cake, and just recently I finally decided to buy one of their CDs when the new "Comfort Eagle" record had been released. I figured I should start somewhere else besides their new stuff, and I remembered how much I liked "Sheep Go To Heaven" and "Never There" anyway, so I settled on Prolonging the Magic. Certainly a worthwhile stop on the road to all things Cake. Tracks 1-5 are all choice. First song is the best, "Satan Is My Motor", a laid back analogy of the authors psyche if he were a car. "You Turn the Screws" is a catchy GenX rant about how evil America is, and if you can ignore that lamebrained message, its a cool tune. Also worth noting, "Hem of Your Garment", in which the author feels unworthy to touch a femme's said piece of clothing. Great use of the trumpet, minimalist music that doesn't grate on the ears, cynical, smart-alecky lyrics, this is a good piece of Cake.