There's nothing more demented than a country band with a sense of humor, unless it's a country band with a sense of humor and a sense of irony. The Austin Lounge Lizards have humor, irony and satire going for them, a pretty deadly combination altogether. Targets on Small Minds range from Newt Gingrich (in the acidic "Gingrich the Newt," which has this Newt giving the humble newt species a bad name) to the intelligentsia of the art world. For all the bent edges, Small Minds is a finely played and sung album that's a pleasure to listen to and gets a definite recommendation.
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AllMusic Review by Steven McDonald