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  • It's Like This [Twin/Tone, 1988] B

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It's Like This [Twin/Tone, 1988]
No way it can mean much at this late date, but for a first side that never quits Don Dixon's backup trio sound like relaxed late dB's remaking Crazy Horse as Exile on Main Street. Thus it's one of those off-the-cuff pleasures most Amerindies are too self-involved to provide any more, a busman's holiday rather than an artistic statement and/or a career move. On side two the songs run out, which could be why the career move is declined. Lucky thing--even with a dozen songs they'd be riding for a fall. B