By Alanna Nash
Updated February 23, 1990 at 05:00 AM EST
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Boom Chicka Boom

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Cash, who tends to sound pompous at times, is refreshingly droll on Boom Chicka Boom, his new solo effort. Named for the guitar style that characterized his early work (and permeates this album), the record is at turns sagacious and witty in detailing the splendor and sacrifice of life, as in ”Farmer’s Almanac,” which warns of extramarital affairs: ”There’s a lot of difference in window-shopping and shoplifting.” An outlaw, or a highwayman for that matter, never sounded so grand. B+

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