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Julie Brown

  • Goddess in Progress [Rhino EP, 1984] A-

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Goddess in Progress [Rhino EP, 1984]
Never one to turn up my nose at a cheap laugh, I'm delighted to report that like the notorious "Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun," "I Like 'Em Big and Stupid" ("What kind of guy does a lot for me? / Superman with a lobotomy") and "Cause I'm a Blond" ("Being chosen this month's Miss August was a compliment I'll remember for as long as I can") go after their targets with a fine lack of discrimination. Elsewhere on the EP Julie makes love, or at least it, with a space invader (She: "That sure is a big piece of machinery you've got!" He: "I made it myself") and fights a clubland hangover. Music's catchier than a jeans jingle, too. A-