I can't help but think about John Prine whenever I hear Steve Goodman. I suppose it's a bit unfair to Goodman, & based on the music alone, it doesn't make much sense. I know that when I first got this album I was a bit disappointed, because it doesn't really sound much like Prine, or like a folk record. Goodman's music is really more similar to Randy Newman, or other 70s singer-songwriters. Still, Goodman's songs are excellent.