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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Randy Newman, 'Good Old Boys'


Randy Newman, 'Good Old Boys'
394/500

Reprise, 1974

Newman draws on his roots in the blues and New Orleans boogie to uncorck this blistering portrait of the American South. He shows that he was pop's most cutting satirist on "Rednecks" – a song that doesn't spare Northern or Southern racism; Newman once said he still gets nervous playing it in some cities.


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