Normal History Vol. 512: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

This is probably our longest song title and, considering it’s loaded up with two analogies (like a dog and like a horse) when, as a writer, I steer clear of such things in general, it was somewhat distressing when in several written reviews at the time the title appeared as “Don’t Heal Me Like A Dog Just To Brake Me Like A Horse” when I felt that peddling (not pedaling) commonly used phrases was supposed to be safer (as far as being understood) than inventing one’s own original language.

“Don’t Heel Me Like A Dog Just To Break Me Like A Horse” from Who Shot Elvis? (Matador, 1997) (download):