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Killing John Barleycorn

“John Barleycorn” is a British folk song with written versions dating back to the sixteenth century, personifying the barley crop as a dying and reborn figure. It can get pretty graphic about the torments heaped upon poor John, who is … Continue reading

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Nashville Number System

Frank Black’s next two albums after Show Me Your Tears were released without the Catholics, but with Nashville session musicians. I already did a song-by-song review of Honeycomb, and I only have a few additional comments. I have since written … Continue reading

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