Album Reviews : * 1/2 Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, "American Babylon," Razor & Tie.

Bruce Springsteen has moved away from the blue-collar badlands, but the music of his Pittsburgh-based pal Grushecky is still all cigarettes and steel. With the Boss himself on hand as producer and sometimes guest performer, the "Darkness on the Edge of Town" aura is inescapable, though Grushecky's limited writing and gravel-gargle voice rarely transcend journeyman status.

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