Reissue of Dave Alvin’s 1994 solo release King Of California, a collection of stripped-down versions of “old, new, borrowed and blue songs.” King of California is Dave Alvin's career-defining moment. Some songs are slowed-down versions of his old blasters material (Border Radio, Bus Station), others are from his days in X or early solo albums. Somewhere along the line dave learned how his songs should be sung. This is no knock to Phil Alvin, the lead singer for The Blasters. It's just the truth. This album is Dave's Highway 61 Revisited, and one of the best folk albums of the 1990s.