Just listen to the way the opening jangle subsides to a damped strum; so subtle. And that vocal! It's the very epitome of moody cool. Flipping the 7" over reveals a brighter, perkier folk-rock number which, again, is a complete winner:
One of the strongest double-siders I've heard from a decade of great pairings. Of course, I don't have an original copy of this majestic record but I do have the group endorsed 13 O'Clock Records - much loved round these parts for their corking The Higher State releases - reissue thanks to the MBrooks MPorium. What a shame that "Play With Fire" was the Dallas, Texas group's sole release.