Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Boyoyo Boys

  • Back in Town [Rounder, 1987] B

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Back in Town [Rounder, 1987]
The lead voice of the band that changed Paul Simon's life isn't a voice, it's a rather thin and monotonous alto saxophone, devoid of vibrato or growl--though if the unidentified player had the personality of, say Oliver Lake, he'd still be overmatched by any of dozens of South African singers you can hear. Ain't all that much going on below, either. Take it one cut at a time. B