Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Refreshments [Frontier EP, 1987] B-
  • The Men Who Loved Music [Frontier, 1987] B+

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Refreshments [Frontier EP, 1987]
Outtakes and oddments from a too-silly-to-begin-with band who deserve credit for offering to rename "Beer Money" "Pepsi-Cola Money" if MJ's corporate sponsor will, well, bribe them. In the meantime: "The beer is free and we're on MTV/And we're opening for the Del Fuegos." B-

The Men Who Loved Music [Frontier, 1987]
Bands this funny have to be funnier than they ever are to be as good as bands this smart want to be. Which isn't to say I don't enjoy most of the jokes and treasure several, like "When the Girls Get Here" ("We'll talk about integrated circuits and things") and "Amy Grant" ("Barry/Barry White"). B+