Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band

  • On Tour [GNP Crescendo, 1982] C+

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On Tour [GNP Crescendo, 1982]
Since these Grammy winners have bagged a rep on the folk circuit, where drumming is still regarded as one of the arcane arts, I feel obliged to point out that their exploration of groove is pro forma, their singing uninspired, their material trite, and their bonhomie strictly show business. Even Clifton Chenier has never made great records, and when this battle is over, it won't be Queen Ida wearing his crown. C+