Noooo! Skinny ties and facial hair should never mix! Granted, you'll have to download the record to see what I'm referring to on the back cover of Nephews... I'm not sure what their point of origination is/was (Boston?) but the four-man Aunt Helen were about as scattershot as they come. Something of a one-song-wonder, this record starts out with a genuine bang in the guise of "Psychology Today" and deescalates rapidly from there. The keeper in question, "Psychology," boasts the sass and savvy of AH's Midwest contemporaries Fools Face and Secrets, not to mention a dash of The A's. As you might have gleaned from the cover art, this was not a band that took themselves particularly seriously. A sardonic, calypso reading of "Wild Thing" doesn't impress, nor does much of Helen's willfully cheeky approach on the remainder of Nephews. Such goofball tactics are either charming and endearing or a fatal flaw. I'll let you be the judge.
01. Psychology Today
02. Wild Thing
03. It Just Isn't Fair
05. Do the Nip
06. (If I Had An) Electric Guitar
AL STEWART - The Early Years 2LP 77 w Past, Present And Future LP 74 w Modern Times LP 75 w Year Of The Cat LP 76 w Time Passages LP 78 w 24 Carrots LP 80 w Russians And Americans LP 84 w Last Days Of The Century LP 88 w Live Indian Summer 2LP 81 - Had to collect this one after getting the two hit albums from one of my older brothers in high school, something about how he comes off as so debonair an...
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