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Beat Farmers: Tales Of The New West

Roy Trakin, Creem, July 1985

ROOTS? DID I HEAR somebody say roots? These grizzled nugget-miners have wandered in from the San Diego desert town of El Centro with an impressive set of influences, among them Frank Capra, Woody Allen, Jack Nicholson, Hitchcock, Lovin' Spoonful, Velvet Underground, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Robert Johnson, Iggy, Dean Martin and the Cramps, a party hearty amalgam of Eastern (Think With The) Head and Western (Shoot From The) Hip.

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