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What a Crying Shame The Miami-based Mavericks abandon social commentary for the thrill and devastation of high-stakes romance. Lead singer-songwriter Raul Malo augments...What a Crying ShameCountry The Miami-based Mavericks abandon social commentary for the thrill and devastation of high-stakes romance. Lead singer-songwriter Raul Malo augments...1994-02-04
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What a Crying Shame

Genre: Country; Status: In Season

The Miami-based Mavericks abandon social commentary for the thrill and devastation of high-stakes romance. Lead singer-songwriter Raul Malo augments his honky-tonk repertoire on What a Crying Shame (MCA) with gems from Bruce Springsteen and Jesse Winchester, but he also unveils two stunning originals: ”I Should Have Been True” and ”The Things You Said to Me.” No other band in contemporary country so ambitiously integrates ’50s and ’60s sounds into such a modern statement. B+

Originally posted February 4 1994 — 12:00 AM EST

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