Im not talking about his musical ability, I can appreciate that, hes got incredible talent. Im talkin about the material. My girlfriend's boss is Al's cousin and he lent an employee the demo of Flesh on Flesh to copy. I copied it for him and got a chance to listen to it. The production is awesome, you can tell exactly where the players are, but it lacks drive and passion. To me it sounds sterile, especially that cuban track at the end Senor Mouse. If you want to here Latin Music done right listen to Hector Lavoe's greatest hits. Great voice, funny, intelligent lyrics, and a great band. Too bad the recording isnt the greatest, which brings me back to the beginning of this thread. I enjoy the music more when Im doing other stuff, but when I sit down for some "serious" listening the poor recordings really distract and even annoy (tzzzz) me. Why cant there be more stuff made like The Flaming Lips "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots". The material is original and rockin and the recording is well done.