The original 2005 Black Gold & Goddesses Bold! was an experimental take on the bass player-free lineup utilized by the amazing Hound Dog Taylor. A majority of the songs on that album addressed the fear-induced climate of the United States in 2003/2004: homophobia (Afraid of Love); mendacious war-mongering (Black Gold and By George!) and demagoguery (Fear Itself). Even so, Home I Love closed the album optimistically. Brave and visionary at the time, the album confronted the then nearly unanimous support for the Iraq war among other things. It now seems uncannily prophetic. For this re-release, bass has been added and three new tracks have been recorded for what aurally, is a completely fresh presentation.