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The Chesterfield Kings

  • Here Come the Chesterfield Kings [Mirror, 1983] B+

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Here Come the Chesterfield Kings [Mirror, 1983]
If you're going to live in the past, you might as well go whole hog like Greg Prevost, who in the great blues purist tradition performs only covers--of titles no one but other garage-band collectors has ever heard. The upshot is a seamless archive of quaint adolescent macho, definitive yet utterly negligible protohippie songs rendered by a band whose claim to expertise is the mastery of a dozen marginally distinct varieties of crudity. B+