Siegel has always been funny, and in this album the humor is often hooked to ebullient stories of love and lust. In "The Captain's Daughter" Siegel bursts with giddy pride as he recounts "singing and making love on top of the water" in a sailboat. And in "I Wanna Be" he proclaims his desire to be everything for his lover: an astronaut, a "no-good outlaw viper varmint," a Renaissance man, Cool Hand Luke, a "hip-shaking tongue" and Canadian bacon for her to eat.
There's a lot of love and lust and happiness brimming from this album. These sound like the songs of a happy man who wants to share his joy.
Dick Siegel unveils A Little Pain Never Hurts in a CD release show at the Ark on Monday, December 2.
You can find Dick Siegel on the web at dicksiegel.com.
[Originally published in December, 2002.]