Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Old Wives' Tales [Rhino, 1989] B

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Old Wives' Tales [Rhino, 1989]
Always a notebook-toter, she goes for the roots and poetry you'd expect--in other words, folk-rock. Her protest-tinged sincerity cries out for jolts of junk guitar. But sisterly tales like "She Wanted" and "White Trash Wife" detail the natural feminist sympathies rock and roll floozies--who God knows have plenty to do just protecting their asses--rarely have time for. Pray for the X versions. B