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Randy Newman: Good Old Boys

Tom Nolan, Phonograph Record, November 1974

RANDY NEWMAN'S new record is all about the South, a concept album of sorts which stops short of operatic unity but which does exist in its loose-ended way as a satisfying whole. Good Old Boys shows us some Southerners' points-of-view through Newman's own prismatic gaze; the results, predictably interesting, are open to some misinterpretation.

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