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Joe Ely: Musta Notta Gotta Lotta

Robot A. Hull, Creem, June 1981

ALL THE ROCKABILLY revivalists have been clinging to every neo-rockabilly act (Matchbox, Crazy Cavan) and every honky-tonk hack (Delbert McClinton, Gary Stewart) so loudly for so long that maybe this will seem anticlimactic, but the fact remains: Joe Ely's Musta Notta Gotta Lotta is a modern masterpiece of real-gone hiccuping.

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