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Davitt Sigerson

  • Falling in Love Again [Island, 1984] B+

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Falling in Love Again [Island, 1984]
Essentially a producer-composer rather than a performer, Sigerson pursues AORish rockcraft and studio-guaranteed aesthetic distance in the manner of such paradigmatic early-'70s ironists as Randy Newman and Fagen-Becker--but also, before you get your hopes too high, John Simon and Terry Melcher. His theme song is "My True Feelings" ("are whatever you think you see"); his themes are both hooky (musically) and kinky (verbally). At his best ("Over and Over"), he proves how life-affirming the hookily kinky can be; at his worst ("Danish Modern"), he proves how weak-minded irony can be. B+