Johnny Dowd: Pictures From Life's Other Side (Koch Entertainment)
Gary Pig Gold, In Music We Trust, October 1999
I SURE HAD A feeling something was up when a strange little disc called WRONG SIDE OF MEMPHIS, written and solely performed by a forty-nine-year-old moving man name of Johnny Dowd, first appeared in my mailbox quite some time back. That sparse and bountifully bleak beauty has found itself widely and deeply hailed in the years ever since and quite rightfully so, Period, in my at this point far from humble opinion.
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