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RC E N T resuscitate the charm of the early Pioneers' sweetened Ventures-oriented furious, he shows plenty of style. This
Jackson 5, without the imagination to approach to pop, plus lots of extended album is recommended for use only as
plant that sensibility in a truly 80s con- sitar-type guitar psyche-jamming. a frisbee or paper plate. R.L.
text. Obviously unguided by a strong Most delightful are the instrumental
A L B U M Sproducer, New Edition sound all too "March," with its winsome acoustic
much like studio pawns. This record spots, and the wafting open-air track
has a funky vivaciousness on its surface "Cutting Corners (Cultural Version)".
(decent enough production by. . . uh, Love Tractor has clearly opted toward
gee! no specific producer seems to be the high visibility that vocal cuts offer
credited. . .), but there's very little of on this EP, but they remain primarily
General Public-AllThe Rage (IRS) the somewhat streetsy if still watered instrumentalists, best at writing Schumann: Kinderscenen (Scenes
Anyone who followed the meteoric rise sass offered on New Edition's first, in- sweetened aural neo-60s textures from childhood); Kreslieriana. Martha
and fall of the English Beat with a dependent LP. Still, these scrubbed rather than poppy songs. Immensely Argerich, pianist (Deutsche Gram-
discerning ear really can't be too sur- teens offer on at least a few tracks likeable, 'Til the Cows Come Home of- maphone)
prised at how unexciting this Dave ("My Secret," "Cool It Now," etc.) an fers no great depth, but it's a very per-
Wakeling/Ranking Roger post-Beat acceptable lightstepping funk alter- suasive surface. D. H.
album is Wakeling and Rogers have native to spinning those scratchy old Martha Argerich, the brilliant Argen-
been steadily pushing to homogenize Jacksons LPs. Fun, but forgettable. tinian pianist, who by many is con-
and commercialize the groups sound D.H. E sidered to be the finest woman concert
from the beginning, and were so adamant pianist, has done it again! Every album
about doing so they killed the group ... KROKUS-The Blitz (Arista) that she has ever turned out has been
All The Rage is safe, slick and tediously Having decided to be more upbeat literally golden, and this one is ab-
boring pop so bleached of its ska roots Love Tractor-Til the Cows Come and positive with their music Krokus solutely no exception. A supreme vir-
Stick to your copies of I Just Can't Stop Home (Landslide) has lost the touch that made them one tuoso with fingers that can encompass
It and Whappen and your fond Beautifully bemused title for a of the better metal bands. Maybe they ansthing combined with her intuitiv
memories and let sleeping dogs lie, beautifully bemused EP. Far lighter in will listen to this album realize they makes her and her albums such a suc-
because this is one dog. B.L.B. impact than L.A.'s Rain Parade, but made a mistake and revert to their old cess. She plays the Scenes from
with a similar sort of space- hard drivin' heavy metal selves. The Childhood in all appropriate taste:
New Edition-New Edition (MCA Records) instrumental psychedelic interest, music on The Blitz is basically power plaintively, lovingly and as caring as a
Perfectly timed last year to steal Atlanta's Love Tractor has charm and pop except for the hit song "Midnight tender, gentle mother. The
sparks from Michael Jackson, Boston's humor as well as supreme Maniac" and the rendition of Sweet's Kreslieriana are equally pleasing with
New Edition set a small fire of their writing/playing expertise. Greedy "Ballroom Blitz" (these are the only that real sense of decisiveness and
own with the irresistible "Candy Girl" Dog," with its recurrant barking canine good songs on the album). The singing meaning. Every note that dros out of
Whether they were just another version and heavy bass/drums interplay, cries on this album leaves much to be this record shimmers like a string of
of the Cowsills or Menudo-momentary for dancefloor activity; the live- desired, when Marc Storace sings pearls and the disc leaves the most
kid groups with no foreseeable post- recorded "17 Days" has a New Or- metal he does a great job but on this pasndedis leas temost
voicecrack potential-was a moot derish sensuality that draws you in, album he too often sounds like he's wonderfully pleasing after effects
question. And it stays moot with their then spaces you out. On the more retro- whining. As it turns out the only bright possible: Sheer happiness and elation!
first major label LP, which once again oriented A-side, "Neon Lights" ideally spots on the album are the guitar leads Bravo, Martha, you are a true genius!
seems a dead-straight effort to duplicates the NY natives The Modern by Fernando Von Arb. Fast and N.G.
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