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John David Souther

  • John David Souther [Asylum, 1972] C+

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John David Souther [Asylum, 1972]
In a club, this person whines like any other acoustic singer-songwriter, but backed by Los Angeles' finest he whines like a real country-rock singer. That is, he sounds insipid until you listen close, when you discover that he isn't even that nice. C+

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Distinctions Not Cost-Effective [1970s]: Souther sounds insipid until you listen close. Then you realize he isn't that nice.