Papa M? Are you serious? The last time we said "Papa M," it was 2004 and we were
talking about a retrospective compilation album! There were no expectations, and none
given! Sure, Papa M was attached to some of the 80s-90s greatest no-core records,
especially if you consider his imaginary alter ego, one David Pajo. But that was a long
time ago! So why then does Highway Songsspill into our ears with a newness, a vitality
that only fresh blood can bring? Could it be because of all the blood?
Highway Songs is the songs of a new man, but one made up of the old man with a few
new metal parts inserted in key areas of the legs. There's kind of a "Rear Window"
quality to the record - watching suspiciously from a wheelchair at the comings and
goings of the world around you, sorting out where the bodies are buried, making wild
accusations, almost dying and eventually falling in love again and gaining release from
the bondage of your own body.