Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The A's

  • The A's [Arista, 1979] B

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The A's [Arista, 1979]
People say they take after the Dolls, but I hear the Boomtown Rats. At its best, their burlesque on a "teenage jerk off" (a title) who still gets "grounded" (another) is funny and a little nasty. At its worst it's boring and a little too nasty. In between it's got verve and you've heard it before. B