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Brewer & Shipley: Tarkio [Kama Sutra, 1970]
If these guys are Simon & Garfunkel imitators, so are Ferrante & Teicher. Take them as a country-rock band led by two guitar-playing singers with a phrasemaking knack. This is the best of three likable, unexceptional albums because it leads off with a phrase that deserves to become a cliché: "One Toke Over the Line." The two other prizes here--"Oh Mommy" and "Tarkio Road"--also allude to marijuana. B-