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  • Midnight Mission [Gold Mountain, 1984] B-

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Midnight Mission [Gold Mountain, 1984]
I've tried to work up some enthusiasm for this well-meaning, well-reviewed quintet. I've tried to hear the commitment and imagination I know it took for a woman from Texas to infuse the tiredest straight-ahead rock with politics and personality. But except for "Clean Cut Kid"--written by the new Dylan, sounds like the old Stones--what I mostly hear is committed straight-ahead rock that's tired by formal definition. B-