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The Persistence of Willie ‘Loco’ Alexander

Dave Thompson, Creem, 1995

YOU DON'T HAVE to be mad to like Willie Alexander's new album (and it doesn't particularly matter if you are), but from the moment The Persistence of Memory Orchestra kicks off, it's plain that there's something awry... like, there's no guitar! And that coming from a man who, intentionally or otherwise, wrote the my-guitar-wants-to-kill-your-momma mega-monster anthem of the Yank-punk holocaust, ‘Hit Her Wid De Axe’, is akin to changing your name to Sherlock Holmes and then taking detective lessons.

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