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  • Money Fall Out the Sky [Hannibal EP, 1982] B+

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Money Fall Out the Sky [Hannibal EP, 1982]
They're hardly the first art band with a great rhythm section, but just like Pylon and the B-52's, they're fronted by a singer you remember--the slightly demented David Hanson, who does a beefcake variation on Fred Schneider's sharply campy attack. The four songs on their candid bid for wealth, fame, drugs, and wealth sort themselves out nicely. But except on a title number in which Hanson envies Sammy Davis Jr., Leroy Nieman, and Colonel Tom Parker--in which he longs to "live like Elvis"--they do slide back to their primordial white funk bottom when you leave them alone. B+