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SQUALLS (Buy CDs by this artist)
Rebel Shoes (Dog Gone) 1987
No Time (Dog Gone) 1988

Although the Squalls aren't exactly immune to the Athens environment, the eclectic Georgian sextet is too unaffectedly artless in its polite pop-folk-rock to strongly resemble any of their musical neighbors. Rebel Shoes is earnestly bland, a colorless ice-breaker of no special merit; the engaging No Time has more energy, skilled musical variety and hooky melodic strength. If only singer Bob Hay's voice didn't occasionally make the group sound like Dire Straits...

[Ira Robbins]