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  • Life, Love and Pain [Warner Bros., 1987] B-

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Life, Love and Pain [Warner Bros., 1987]
In the unlikely event that you both don't know and care, I'll note that this is the follow-up cum answer record to 1986's biggest one-shot, Club Vieux's "Rumors." The auteur is rejected Club Vieux svengali Jay King, who proves which half of the one-shot had the professionalism by turning in a listenable as opposed to barely competent album. Why it's a hit album I couldn't tell you--"Lean on Me" cries out for a weathered voice, not fresh beats. B-