Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Sixteen Tambourines [Frontier, 1983] C+

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Sixteen Tambourines [Frontier, 1983]
I keep trying to find an analogy for the precious falsettos affected by this baroquely tuneful little band. But except maybe for that prepsychedelic Dreamer Freddie Garrity, none of the obvious influences--early Bee Gees, early Floyd, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lemon Pipers--is insufferable enough. Really, fellows, the first time around this stuff might (I said might) have been fun. In 1983 it's likely to make a grown man puke. C+