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T-Bone Burnett: Trap Door and Behind The Trap Door

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 1984

THIS LONG TALL TEXAN is a perplexing, sometimes infuriating contributor to the annals of rockin' psychology. As a maverick composer and player to various courts — dustbowl country, seedy urban(e) blooze and an intellectual's rockabilly among them — he keeps promising to deliver something excellent and important; but sheer perversity seems to dog his better instincts.

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