“Fiestas + Fiascos”
It’s always tragic and sad when a bands calls it a day after releasing a near-masterpiece. Lifter Puller went out on top, like no other; building a fan base that would eventually propel Craig and Tad’s “The Hold Steady” fame. Fiesta + Fiascos is, in my mind, the best Minnesota album of all-time… and I owe my discovery of Craig Finn and Lifter Puller to a free album urging the youth not to smoke (Target Market, anyone?).
Favorite Track: Touch My Stuff
Second Favorite: The Flex And The Buff Result