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  • Metro Music [Virgin, 1980] B-

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Metro Music [Virgin, 1980]
The subhook on "Echo Beach," the club hit that brought this Canadian skinny-tie music to our attention, is perfect: "My job is very boring I'm an office clerk." The worst bore in the world wouldn't say "office" in that sentence; it's there to scan. Yet there's something endearingly gawky in the obviousness of the device. See also this confessional: "I wish that I could be decisive/Then I'd understand where life is going for me." B-