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Loudon Wainwright III-Grown Man (Virgin)

 

Considering the fact that Loudon Wainwright III is best known for a 1973 novelty song about road kill ("Dead Skunk") and playing a folk-singing surgeon the first couple of seasons of M*A*S*H, it's surprising that he is still recording, let alone on a major label. But while his profile has been low for the last couple of decades, he's consistently had enough interesting music to keep a following.

 

Grown Man highlights both the strengths and weaknesses that have dogged him throughout his career. Wainwright still has a sweet tooth for jokey novelty tunes, as with the single, "I.W.I.W.A.L. (I Wish I Was a Lesbian)," a funny but ultimately slight tune.

 

It doesn't seem to belong on the same album as "Father/Daughter Dialogue," a duet with daughter Martha in which he puts a microscope on his life and their strained relationship. It's this kind of introspection that has kept him employed long after most of his peers.

 

Alex Diamond

 

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