Barney's Got a Job Now
Almost 30 years after Leon gave us Barney - the hapless eccentric whose passion was to build a grotesque sculpture from pieces of junk - he released this update. Whatever became of the hero of the song? As the title says, he's found employment - but is still up to his old ways where possible, with funny consequences in the last verse of this sequel.
"Ever since it was recorded on the 1979 LP If I Knew Who the Enemy Was, I've been wondering what happened to Barney... so this is what happened to him." - LR (sleevenotes to A Proper State, 2008)
Version 1 (2007)