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Patterson Hood: Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)

Rob Hughes, Uncut, August 2009

APRIL 1994 was clearly a crucial time in Patterson Hood's life. He'd just moved to a strange new town (Athens, Georgia) in the aftermath of a messy divorce and the break-up of his beloved old band, Adam's House Cat. Money was tight: there were panhandlers in the drive and crackheads banging at the door. He wrote a whole bunch of songs, but had no band to play them. So he recorded an album in the bedroom, then gave cassettes away on the street.

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