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Joe Firstman’s El Porto reviewed by Mike Nessing

Joe Firstman seems like he’s been around a while , with several releases to his credit. He also did some late night TV work. So he certainly must have some type of fan base he’s peddling this borderline schtick to. I’m as big a fan as anybody to the slap-dash unwashed approach. Love the ‘mats, Camper Van Beethoven, Stooges even. I could even be kind and say one or two songs were OK. But all too often over the course of the record it’s a dissonant unmusical experience. There must be some sort of an audience that loves this stuff. Personally I won’t be digging into his back catalog anytime soon. This guy makes Joe Walsh sound good.

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