Noir was particularly interesting to me because it’s a world where people are always being pulled apart. In James M Cain and Jim Thompson novels, the divided mind is a huge part of the psychological life of those characters and that’s how I always felt. So I was drawn to it. Film noir was adult, country music was adult. I was feeling those tensions and I was interested in making rebellious adult music, and the tensions in those films and novels of the time felt very close to my own psychology. So a lot of Darkness on the Edge of Town is straight out of a noir title. I was moved by all of those pictures and I wanted my characters to have that kind of existential complexity.