"Can I Go Now?" continues in the long tradition of Larry Gallagher albums that began with his other CD three years earlier. Thirteen songs, thirteen universes. While Larry has a core band, he can't be stopped from arranging his music for all kinds of ensembles. "Try Not to Think About Bugs" features a wind quartet (bassoon, tenor sax, flute, oboe). "I'm Sorry For What My People Did To Your People" is accompanied by three accordions, which is the legal limit. Other instruments on other songs: theramin, B-3, ersatz tabla (voice), reed organ, clavinet, and - crazy as it may sound in the age of computers a six-string acoustic guitar.
Here's a hint: listen to the words of the songs. Better yet, read them in the CD liner notes. If you can find a better songwriter, we (i.e., whoever is writing this) will give you $10, or possibly nothing. Good luck.