THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Passion Puppets – “Like Dust”.
Passion Puppets nearly explode on “Like Dust,” the opening track from Beyond the Pale (1984). The song bursts with unrestrained energy; jagged riffs, pounding drums, and gripping basslines envelope vocalist Ray Burmiston. “I’m blown away like dust,” Burmiston sings, sounding like a fallen gunslinger. Acquiring this album is worth it to hear “Like Dust” alone. The song crackles like a bolt of electricity; its jittery beat and western-movie twang sketch cinematic images in the mind.