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Dwight Yoakam: Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (Reprise)

Jon Young, Musician, May 1986

TIPPING HIS Stetson to Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard, Yoakam recharges the honky-tonk tradition like a savior sent down from hillbilly heaven. Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., which incorporates his indie-label EP of the same name, performs a minor miracle by making such dog-eared subjects as faithless love and the wild side of life fresh again.

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