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Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks

  • It Came from Nashville [Landslide, 1987] B

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It Came from Nashville [Landslide, 1987]
Wilder is about as country as Olivia Newton-John. He's got one of those pencil-necked voices, like he not only went to college (which lots of real men and good old boys do these days) but maybe even prep school. His Steve Earle cover beats his Hank Williams cover, and his best song is about hanging out by a pool with a rule against dogs. And I almost don't care. Any Nashvillean who can honestly urge all his "patrons in the teen and sub-teen demographic to pursue happiness at every opportunity" gets slack from me. B