Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Delbert McClinton: Victim of Life's Circumstances [ABC, 1975]
Any old boy who can get arrested for "cuttin' up some honky with that bone-handled knife" has earned this perfect new-rockabilly title. But as you might expect, he has more to say in the action-packed tales of adventure ("Honky Tonkin'," "Morgan City Fool") than when he's trying to prove he's a grownup ("Lesson in the Pain of Love," "Troubled Woman"). B+