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Straightaways reconsidered

 
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ThrasherBear



Joined: 17 Nov 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Straightaways reconsidered Reply with quote

Straightaways was treated unfairly by some reviewers, compared and contrasted with Trace. I think about it like a baseball team. Trace may be more consistent top to bottom, but the top of the Straightaways order is so great, with an MVP hitting cleanup. That "murderers row" of Caryatid Easy, Back into your World, Picking up the Signal and Left a Slide is in my opinion the best 4 song set in Jay's amazing catalogue. A team can win it all with its 1-4 hitters playing at All-star levels, and so it is with Straightaways! (To carry the analogy to absurdity--Left a Slide is like Barry Bonds--maybe the greatest ever, but banished. It's time for Barry in the HOF and Left a Slide in the setlist!). 😊
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TragicFig



Joined: 17 Jul 2006
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Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with all Thrasher, but Barry in the Hall? You go too far, Sir! Surprised
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