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Charlie Burton and the Hiccups

  • I Heard That [Wild, 1986] B+
  • Green Cheese [Wild, 1990] *
  • Puke Point at the Juke Joint [Wild, 1991] Neither

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I Heard That [Wild, 1986]
The Hiccups make with good old guitar, bass, and drums while Charlie fakes some rockabilly up front, and when it works it's quite catchy in an utterly received sort of way. The conservatism isn't annoying or boring because although Charlie loves this music--listen to "One Man's Trash"--he doesn't give a damn for roots or form. He just wants to write some songs. I'm not sorry he doesn't share my liberal respect for Vietnam and world hunger, and when he diddleybops through his parents' coronaries I know why. Inspirational Verse: "Water's thick, but blood is thicker/Daddy (Mommy) had a bum, bum ticker." B+

Green Cheese [Wild, 1990]
mooning his love life, mooning the world ("Without My Woman . . . ," "Anyone I Know?) *

Puke Point at the Juke Joint [Wild, 1991] Neither