Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks

Last Train to Hicksville: The Home of Happy Feet

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Sometimes more of the best thing can become too much. If the train hasn't completely left the station, it certainly sounds as if Hicks and his band could have used a vacation before recording this album, or at least a return ticket to more familiar musical environs. Ambling spontaneity has been replaced by the rushed, nervous propulsion of "Lonely Madman" and the sour twang of "Payday Blues." Drums and steel guitar were never what this band needed, as evidenced by the simple, nostalgic cymbal shuffle of "My Old Timey Baby." Spiffed up to look a little too respectable, Hicks and company sound every bit as uncomfortable as a California hippie trapped in a Nebraska country & western bar.

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