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  • Wide Eye Doo Dat [Subterranean, 1988] B

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Wide Eye Doo Dat [Subterranean, 1988]
Played this because I liked the band's name, played it some more because I liked the singer, played it a lot more because I'm in the market for bohos to believe in. Meri St. Mary may not be the cross between Lou and Patti her label claims, but she's at least a female Bob Pfeifer, with nice sharp words--"Wild wimmin don't die/They just dye their hair/And get on out of town," or "Doesn't he know that we'd still like him/Even if he was one of the Rolling Stones?"--to go with the nice sharp Lou/Patti arrangements. And why anybody but Bay Area barflies should care I couldn't tell you. B