Thursday, November 5, 2009
Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat (1984)
Nadir time, folks. Because I am fair and balanced, I must admit that I think the title track is sort of okay. Same with "Pretending to Be Drunk." And "Sisters" has amusing lyrics that take the standard lite-beer-ad menage à trois fantasy in entertainingly offbeat directions. But these songs are far from hugely distinguished, and the rest of the album is substantially worse--just the most bland, forgettable eighties pop music you can imagine. And I say this as a big fan of eighties pop music. Seriously, seriously dispiriting stuff.