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Balcones Fault

  • It's All Balcones Fault [Cream, 1977] B-

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It's All Balcones Fault [Cream, 1977]
Three excellent songs on one side from this Austin-based unit--a New Orleans shuffle with country-rock vocal, a Jamaican polka, and a remake of the theme from Busby Berkeley's 42nd Street. But somehow nothing coheres. This is eclecticism pushed over the brink of shtick, as if Dr. Hook bought out Asleep at the Wheel and got turned into Manhattan Transfer as punishment. B-