MUSIC: GARTH BROOKS UNPLUGGED

THE OKLAHOMA CROONER GOES TO THE BIG APPLE, BUT HIS NEW CD GETS SIDETRACKED ALONG THE WAY

Who said an Oklahoma-born country crooner like Garth Brooks wouldn't fit in in a tough-minded, hip-hop-favoring metropolis like Manhattan? When Brooks played New York City's Central Park last Thursday before a crowd estimated at between 250,000 (according to the cops) and 750,000 (according to Brooks' camp), four of the country star's first five songs were clogged with enough sex and violence to do Bone Thugs-N-Harmony proud. Brooks kicked things off with the country-rock song Rodeo ("Well, it's bulls and blood/ It's dust and mud"), followed that with the homicidal country stomp Papa Loved Mama ("Mama's in the graveyard/ Papa's in the...

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