Upon first hearing “Under The Pressure”, the 2014 song by the Philadelphia-based band The War on Drugs, a picture comes to mind.
But the immediate first thought was that this was the best Jackson Browne song I never heard. And that’s meant as a compliment.
It has that feeling of Southern California emptiness and dysfunction you read about (or Hollywood portrays). The reality is that emptiness and dysfunction occur everywhere, but hey, it’s better presented in a convertible, going down the 101, with a beautiful sunset over the Pacific.
This song is a perfect complement to the FM rock of Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, and The Eagles. And these guys are from Philly!!!