Chuck Wilder

Chuck Wilder's “The Clown” opens with a dramatic rumble, followed by a barrage of strings and a lone flute that battle with Wilder for position in the mix. J. D. Morris’ pained guitar comes in over the last minute like tears flowing through white make-up. The Cooks, perhaps not the tightest band in town, seemed to find a way to get the most of every quartered track, giving the uptown vibe of “Why” an overstuffed feel. Claustrophobic as the single may have been, it showed marked improvement and even found its way to the local charts.

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