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Jackson Browne: For Everyman

Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone, 5 August 1999

THE TITLE TRACK of Jackson Browne's second album, For Everyman, was a response to the escapist vision of Crosby, Stills and Nash's 'Wooden Ships'. As violence, fear and paranoia overtook Sixties utopianism, 'Wooden Ships'"(written by Crosby and Stills, along with Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane) imagined a kind of hipster exodus by sea from a straight world teetering on the edge of apocalypse. "We are leaving/You don't need us," the song declared.

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