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Dwight Yoakam: 3 Pears

Holly Gleason, Paste, 18 September 2012

A CASCADING BASS LINE that evokes the work of Motown's James Jamerson, all fat, swollen and narcotically melodic, opens 3 Pears, Dwight Yoakam's return to a major label. Coyly credited to co-writer Robert Ritchie — better known as Kid Rock — 'Take Hold of My Hand' sets a bar that is long on raw desire, overt pain and a kind of macho bravado that's been the post-California cow-punk avatar's highest ground.

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