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Sally Timms and the Drifting Cowgirls

  • The Butcher's Boy Extended Player [T.I.M.S. EP, 1986] A-

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The Butcher's Boy Extended Player [T.I.M.S. EP, 1986]
The most seriously country (or maybe just the most serious) Mekon exercises her pipes and her sensibility. "Long Black Veil," a folk song that isn't a folk song, and "Dover," a Dolly Parton cover that could just as well be, are up in Gram Parsons's neck of the stratosphere. One of the Langford-Timms originals comes close. A-