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The Replacements: Hootenanny (Twin Tone)

Jon Young, Trouser Press, August 1983

HOOTENANNY??! BY way of explanation, the liner notes remark that the "hoot" began as "a completely spontaneous, unrestrained event," and go on to say, "Today, folk music is practically in the Big Business category... Luckily for all of us folkniks, the essence of the old Hootenanny — its immedicacy [sic], variety and incredible excitement — still remains."

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