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GARY PIG GOLD  with  50 YEARS of ACUTE SCHIZOPHRENIC PARANOIA BLUES

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2021 by segarini

“MUSWELL HILLBILLIES isn’t just a better country-rock album than anything by Wilco or Son Volt;

It’s a better country-rock album than anything by The Byrds.”

When the esteemed J.R. Taylor first wrote this in The New York Press awhile back, I couldn’t help but laugh. J.R.’s always tossing around outrageous statements like this, and obviously loves a good scrape as much as anyone else who chooses to live – or write – within the confines of New York City. But then just the other day, I found myself listening yet again to that 1971 Kinks klassic in question …and I’m certainly not laughing anymore.

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