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Grandaddy: The Sophtware Slump

Ed Doheny, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

"SHOULD NEVER have left the crystal lake/For parties full of folks who flake." There’s something irresistible about gnarly American guys going back to the land, or at least not upping sticks and shifting to the big shitties. Smalltown lo-fi rock may have taken a backseat in rock’s Cadillac of late, but Modesto’s Grandaddy kept the backwoods flame flickering with the follow-up to 1997’s startling, spartan Under the Western Freeway.

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