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Dream Syndicate: Medicine Show (A&M)

Jon Young, Musician, July 1984

WHAT'S THE best way to judge a band like the Dream Syndicate? On one hand, they're a lean, hard-charging attack force, with plenty of swell slashing guitars and imposing vocals. On the other, Steve Wynn and his subordinates haven't got an original lick to their names — not one worth boasting about, anyway.

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