Political Animal


November 13, 2012 8:21 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Some mood music for the Petraeus Frenzy: Ry Cooder and the Chicken Skin Band perform “Dark End of the Street” in 1977.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • TomParmenter on November 13, 2012 9:47 AM:

    Some background on this lineup, no ID of singers.


  • daveminnj on November 13, 2012 10:05 AM:

    maybe tomorrow you can post a video of "mexican divorce"!

  • estamm on November 13, 2012 10:18 AM:

    Cooder has a great election-year album out now. One of them is about Seamus the dog. Very funny and very topical. (XM/Sirius plays some of the songs on their Bluesville channel. If you get XM, check it out.)