“Final Exam” by Loudon Wainwright III - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1978Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The second of his two-record deal with Arista was, rather unfairly, a critical and commercial flop. Your journeyman is often at the mercy of his latest hook up, and in this case Loudon's backing band were Slow Train, a competent group of Oakies in the country-rock vein consisting of Ron Getman (guitar), John Crowder (bass), Glen Mitchell (keyboards), Stephen Tubin (keyboards) and Richard Crooks (drums). It could never be a classic with this background, but Loudon's great writing continually threatens to shine through the cloud, and often succeeds in doing so. Why does he present me with this obstacle?

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A1 [03:46] 5.2.png Loudon Wainwright III - Final Exam (Loudon Wainwright III) Songwriter
A2 [04:20] 6.6.png Loudon Wainwright III - Mr. Guilty (Loudon Wainwright III) Country
A3 [02:57] 5.2.png Loudon Wainwright III - Penpal Blues (Loudon Wainwright III) Cerebral Pop
A4 [02:50] 7.2.png Loudon Wainwright III - Golfin’ Blues (Loudon Wainwright III) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [04:25] 6.9.png Loudon Wainwright III - The Heckler (Loudon Wainwright III) Songwriter
B1 [03:45] 5.8.png Loudon Wainwright III - Natural Disaster (Loudon Wainwright III) Songwriter
B2 [03:41] 8.0.png Loudon Wainwright III - Fear With Flying (Loudon Wainwright III) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:49] 5.0.png Loudon Wainwright III - Heaven And Mud (Loudon Wainwright III) Country
B4 [03:35] 6.5.png Loudon Wainwright III - Two-Song Set (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk Rock / Americana
B5 [02:58] 6.8.png Loudon Wainwright III - Pretty Little Martha (Loudon Wainwright III) Folk
B6 [02:49] 6.2.png Loudon Wainwright III - Watch Me Rock, I’m Over Thirty (Loudon Wainwright III) Soft Rock / A.O.R.

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