Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Eric Burdon Band: Sun Secrets [Capitol, 1974]
In this age of fiberglass, Burdon's stage show appears genuinely demented--his guitar players look like head-comix versions of Chuck Berry and Panama Red, and on his second encore he holds the entire mikestand in his teeth, like a dirk. But when poor Eric was on the radio in Boston not long ago, more than one kid called in to ask how he did the guitar parts on "Layla." C