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Bebe Buell

  • Covers Girl [Rhino EP, 1981] B+

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Covers Girl [Rhino EP, 1981]
Everybody's (everyman's) (everystar's?) favorite girlfriend gets production from Rick Derringer and Ric Ocasek on material originating with Love, Tom Petty, Iggy Pop, and--the biggest winner, no doubt because it's the biggest obscurity--the Nightcrawlers, whose "Little Black Egg" went local in L.A. circa 1967. Those who complain about the size of her voice would probably do the same about her tits. I say she sings with a courtesan's confidence and intend a compliment. B+