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Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band

  • Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band [MCA, 1977] B

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Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band [MCA, 1977]
I have hated these Beantowners steadfastly through independent singles, a guest shot at Max's, and Live at the Rat. White r&b with poor epiglottal hygiene, who needed it? Yet I've grown fond of this album. What seemed silly if not self-indulgent eccentricity in a failed thirty-five-year-old rock and roller is brave and funny on an honest-to-God major-label elpee. And "Lookin' Like a Bimbo" is an anthem for failed thirty-five-year-old rock and rollers. B