With his second album, Leigh Marble set out to make an record with more dirt, sweat, and human interaction than its predecessor, Peep. Red Tornado is a descriptor of the emotional state that each of these songs came out of, whether it be depression, frustration, or high anxiety. Whether it's album opener ""Lucky Bastards"", a song about ambition and poisonous envy, the American dream vexed to nightmare by the vapidity of pat aphorisms, or ""On Your Way"", a kiss-off song to a friend full of high ideals and low standards. To ""Salt In the Would"", a song Marble describes as ""a memoriam to a number of slow-suicide cases I've known in Portland."" ""Maybe I would have called the album 'Blood on the Tracks',"" he laughs, ""Except somebody, I think, used that already.