"Masters of Deception"
Working on a feature about Skyrider and his new album, Ghost Dance. We spent the afternoon chatting in his backyard and he mentioned this song, which I'd never heard before. This was the single off of his first album, from way back in the mid-00s, with vocals from Jim Wurster. It's lyrics ring as true today, even though it's a cover of a Reagan-era tune. Shit doesn't change. Wurster would later put out an album backed by the Skyrider Band called Hired Hand, which is recommended if you've ever enjoyed one of Nick Cave's murder ballads.