The Fugs were wonderfully twisted, but they also sounded like big-city poets merely flirting with that distant concept called rock 'n' roll. Flynt's artsy music, in contrast, is firmly planted in the American roots music of his childhood. On Graduation
, recorded between 1975 and '79, the fiddle player and his group get all jam band. They trade their love for repetition and minimalism for open-ended excursions into rural rock that aren't too far removed from vintage Grateful Dead. Groovy.