14 April 2006
Apocalypse (real soon) now
Even I, who can't tell Brooks from Dunn, know that this is just wrong somehow.
Back in the Seventies, Lynn Anderson was putting out some slickly-produced country-crossover tunes on Columbia Joe South's "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" was probably the best-known which prompted the late Noel Coppage, then reviewing for Stereo Review, to comment: "If country fans can be sold this, they can be sold Percy Faith."
Coppage's prescription for Lynn: "Visit a honky-tonk, or take a dip in Webb Pierce's guitar-shaped pool."
Number of slickly-produced Lynn Anderson Columbia LPs on my shelf: two.
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