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Born Again Savage

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Born Again Savage

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Little Steven

We gave it a B-

Steven Van Zandt’s turning into a rock Zelig. First you can catch him on HBO’s The Sopranos, then on stage next to Springsteen. Here he’s preaching against government malfeasance and other social ills on his latest album, an in-your-face stab at protest rock. But despite the grand arena riffs and subtle striations of R&B, Savage is so blunt, its worthy messages have the ring of a Pat Buchanan diatribe. B-