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Lee Hazlewood: 13/The Cowboy And The Lady (Smells Like)

Ian Penman, Wire, The, June 2000

LEE HAZLEWOOD is not one of those cult objects who, on closer inspection, looks like a frail talent protected by decades of vinyl scarcity and the mystifications of hipster acolytes: the Smells Like reissue series reveals a true one-off — a bad-mustachioed wizard whose cauldron bubbled up a strange brew of C&W, psychedelica, sassy pop and reconstituted MOR roadkill.

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