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The Band: High on the Hog

Geoffrey Himes, New Country, June 1996

WHEN ROBBIE ROBERTSON and the rest of the Band split into two camps in the late '70s, who ever thought Robertson would get the worst of the deal? After all, Robertson had written just about every important song the Band had ever recorded and his biting Stratocaster work was essential to the Canadian group's sound. As it turned out, though, Robertson's three solo albums have been embarrassing duds - he never could sing a lick and he seems to have forgotten how to write a song - while his ex-partners have released two superb efforts as the Band: 1993's Jericho and this year's High on the Hog.

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