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  • Emotion [MCA EP, 1983] A

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Emotion [MCA EP, 1983]
From a label that has never before issued an EP, a San Diego quartet who sound like the Stones--despite hints of Lou and Ig, the Some Girls Stones, irreverently bluesy as personal style and personal commitment, an odd an apt effect in a teenaged band for whom Now! and even Exile are artifacts. Less ironic, and funnier, than the originals, so that titles like "Emotion" and "No Dough" mean what they say, they're rock-is-lifers--not immune to sexism, with all the usual retrograde attitudes. And believe it or not they do it do it do it do it, which makes the attitudes seem somehow worthwhile, just like always. Let's hope they grow up right. A