Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Robert Gordon With Link Wray: Fresh Fish Special [Private Stock, 1978]
Gordon has perfected his craft since cutting his first album, and the follow-up is less lively as a result, because the heroic stance he's homed in on is rockabilly balladeer, which is a lot harder to approximate than '50s rock and roller. After all, the credulous lucidity of Presley's slow songs is beyond mortal imitation, and how much secondhand early Twitty (or Husky) does anyone need? C+