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Thursday, August 21, 2003

Robert Christgau Word of the Day

cadge intr. & tr.v. cadged, cadg·ing, cadg·es To beg or get by begging. (

Bob Seger Smokin' O.P.'s [Palladium, 1972]
Zippy title for an album of seven covers and two originals--O.P.'s is Midwestern butt-bummers' slang for Other People's. But for some reason Seger has cadged songs already covered definitively by such other o.p. as B.B. King, the Isley Brothers, the Grateful Dead, and the Rolling Stones. Both his band and his voice sound a lot more adroit than they did last time he was caught smokin'. But who needs 'em? C+ (


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