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T-Bone Burnett: Proof Through The Night (Warner Bros.)

RJ Smith, Creem, March 1984

LIKE A DUST devil rolling across the arid nothing of Texas, T-Bone Burnett was recently barnstorming the nation. Though he's long been a moralizing rock 'n' roller, his preachifying reaches new heights on his latest release, Proof Through The Night. Forget about all the whatsisnames you pick up sermonizing on obscure TV channels: the Right Reverend Burnett is holding sway by the by, and best pay attention. He's got a lot on his mind. To wit:

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