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R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders

  • Number 2 [Blue Goose, 1976] C+

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Number 2 [Blue Goose, 1976]
I call this genre nouveau jug--oddball material done string-band style, most often on tiny folkie labels--and value it chiefly for the way it exposes obscure novelty songs. R. and his boys cultivate an amateurish good humor and bestow upon us "Fine Artiste Blues," featuring this Inspirational Verse: "I'm as good with my paintbrush as I am with my lips/Stick around, honey, learn some ass-thetic tips." C+