The Snake & the Bookworm
Label: Milestones Records
One of the great things about the Coasters (and there are many) is that even though these songs were written amid the sanitized paranoia of the '50s, when they sing the word "glass" in "What About Us" you can't help but expect them to rhyme it with some kind of "ass" joke. They don't, but they just about do. Coasting has two of this monumental band's most brilliant songs, the surreal rocker "Run Red Run" and the Tex Avery-inspired "Little Egypt."