Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Southwind: Ready to Ride [Blue Thumb, 1970]
I welcome this group just because it existed--there ought to be a hundred warm, competent, eclectic bands putting ten rock and roll songs on albums, but there probably aren't more than twenty. Later, however, I re-examined the warm, competent songs in question and noticed that the two good ones were by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. So say eclecticism with certain, er, tendencies, and rest assured that not a one of the guys plays pedal steel. C