Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Live at the 1983 Vermont Midsummer Festival [Rooster, 1983] B

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Live at the 1983 Vermont Midsummer Festival [Rooster, 1983]
His most recent offering doesn't show off this Vermonter's durable songwriting (and collecting) like 1981's acerbically folkloric "Who Ever Said It Would Be Easy?" disc--something in a live crowd must bring out the easy wisdom in him. But he almost compensates with jokes, one of which is a drawn-out tale of Jack & Allen & Neil & Clams that's irresistible the first three or four times through and another of which will give you an idea of his style of state chauvinism: "How many Vermonters does it take to screw in a lightbulb? It takes five--one to screw it in and four to complain how much better the old one was." B