Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Crowbar: Bad Manors [Paramount, 1971]
For classicists, these guys are certainly undiscriminating--they prefer critical exuberance to critical intellect, which may be why some critics go overboard for them. Jimmie Rodgers yodel meets slide-cum-pedal-steel meets pop chorale meets folk segues, and though the originals don't match the oldies, the oldies are "House of Blue Lights" and "Let the Four Winds Blow." B