On 'Student Visas', Corb Lund channels the long-muted voices of the vets of Reagan- era Black Ops in Central America.
As an outspoken anti-war Vietnam veteran I was struck by Corb Lund's solid grasp/ of and use of military nomenclature, historical grounding, and the visceral empathy expressed for these 'shadow war' veterans. The 'buried lead' in the lyrics? Weinberger, Poindexter, Negroponte, & Ollie North were ALL convicted for Iran-Contra war crimes, but Lund asks the one question never asked and… read more
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