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J.J.Cale: Travel Log

Andy Gill, Q, December 1989

SOME ARTISTS set a style so distinctively their own they become immediately generic; as with The Ramones or Led Zeppelin, J.J. Cale's first album Naturally (1972) defined a sound so completely that for the subsequent 17 years he's had to do little but continue ploughing that same furrow with minor variations of emphasis. If there were anything radically new about Travel Log, it wouldn't really be a J.J. Cale album.

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