Some things are better left dead, and buried. The past is one of those things, and for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, that age-old adage rings painfully true.
It is safe to say that Kurt Vile has sort of strayed from his lo-fi upbringings and has honed in on a more polished “psychedelic Americana” type of sound that most listeners can identify him with.
All-in-all, “Haley’s Comet” serves as a proverbial sign marker for Kenton Place. It is a snapshot of a particular moment in time within the young band’s history. For listeners, the track represents something of a lesson in life, and that while denial is a stage we all must face at one point or another, still, the sensation itself is fleeting, much in the way the actual Haley’s Comet is – if you’ve got the stomach to survive it.