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Wide Boy Awake

  • Wide Boy Awake [RCA Victor EP, 1983] B+

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Wide Boy Awake [RCA Victor EP, 1983]
From the never-say-die twelve-inch "Slang Teacher" to the programmed gumbo of the contagious "Chicken Outlaw," these interracial veterans of the Antmusic scam sound unspoiled, casual, maybe even (Gawd) unambitious, capturing a little bit of a London nightlife that's destined to disappear faster than their youth. I mean, that is a song about going up to the roof to puke, now isn't it? B+