Tony Scherman
April 21, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The BBC Sessions (Music - Loudon Wainwright III)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Loudon Wainwright III
Producers
Fuel 2000
genre
Reissues

We gave it an A

Loudon Wainwright III’s the Kurt Vonnegut Jr. of pop: He has a dark view of humanity, no technique, and a career consisting of long forgettable patches and fitful brilliance. The brilliance comes through amply on The BBC Sessions, 21 performances spanning 22 years (1971-93) of visits to the BBC. L.W. III won’t nourish you with melodies — few of his songs have one — but literally no other pop performer has his coruscating wit. A

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