Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Seize the Beat (Dance Ze Dance) [ZE/Island, 1981]
Not a boring (or album-available) cut on this welcome nouveau disco compilation. Coati Mundi's bad rapping "Que Pasa/Me No PopI" and Was (Not Was)'s men-in-the-white-coats boomer "Wheel Me Out" have been on and off my turntable as 12-inches for months. The off part is the problem--there's something dilettantishly cerebral in this very Manhattan sensibility that not only makes for novelties, but for novelties you're liable to forget until somebody else puts them on. B+