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Thursday, May 07, 2009
by Romeo Void
CBS RECORDS BFC 39155 1984 STEREO
DEBORA IYALL-VOCALS PETER WOODS-GUITAR BENJAMIN BOSSI-SAXOPHONE FRANK ZINCAVAGE-BASS AARON SMITH-DRUMS & PERCUSSION
PRODUCED AND ENGINEERED BY DAVID KAHNE
OUT ON MY OWN JUST TOO EASY BILLY'S BIRTHDAY GOING TO NEON SIX DAYS AND ONE
A GIRL IN TROUBLE (IS A TEMPORARY THING) SAY NO YOUR LIFE IS A LIE INSTINCTS
Editor's note: you might remember these guys better if you slept together. Never Say Never. Ring a bell? I always thought a chick band sang that tune. Well, some will say that any band of dudes with a female lead singer is a chick band and I have to somewhat agree. This is RV's last album and it's a fitting coda because they sound ready to quit. I wouldn't call it a bad album but it's certainly lackadaisical. Kind of like that period between falling asleep and actually sleeping. A void all right, of connect and deliverance between performer and consumer. Some respectable artwork on the covers nonetheless.
PS Randy Jackson of American Idol plays bass on a few tracks. Thrilled? Yeah, me too.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!