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Youth, it could be no other way. (Craig McLean)

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Easy Mo Bee laid down six tracks,

I Mother's Finest: Black Radio Won’t Play This Record (Polydor) Okay. okay, black people really can play heavy rock music. The most remarkable fact about Mother‘s Finest, a black, five-piece rock band. is that they are still able to use their skin as a marketing tool so far down the colourful crossover road. They’re black. they break butt. Black Radio. . . is a cool album now can we all just enjoy it? "lite fact is, Mother‘s Finest are a far more accomplished heavy

rock band than many of their cliché-"ddc" Here's One We Made Earlier (MM) Pale'med coun‘e’i’am' Relishing the comlorts oi madness and

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has floundcrcd without Madness (which might be the same soul for years, mack thing), The Pale‘s debut album is Radio. . . is merely a tittingly unpredictable. Appropriater return to roots. (Richard skittish. Suitably deranged. And “0890) surprisineg palatable.

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I Joe Lovano: From the dementia, but any scam-wary l Soul/Bonny Green Trio: suspicions are quickly dissolved by the s Tostltvln’! (Blue Note) Blue charm at these Oubliners’ contrary

N0"? a" 0"“ 383"" songwriting turns. Their lunatic tringe :‘strcc‘l’igiifé°""y linds term in Matthew Oevereaux’s I sessions from American vaulting vocal histrionics. ' I jwmen. Saxman Lovano Fancy some skipping ska? Here s i combines the virtues of ‘Shut Up Venus’. Some sunny calypso? ; strength and muscular 'MOlhBT Nature IS A Man’ Will do. i tone with a questioning Plate-smashing Balkan tun? The 3 musical intelligence. near-hit ‘Oogs With No Tails' is just the am.“ by a 8’9“ "WW" iob. Somehow these, not to mention . “cm” 0f M'Chc' operatic banks at backing vocals and

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also worth checking out. if nutty novelty like SIIIIBIIS 0i Ping Fc. your bank balance allows. The Pale maybe insane. but they’re (Kenny Ma‘h'es‘m) never inane. (Craig McLean)

32 The List 31 July - 13 August 1992