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TRANSMITTERS (Buy CDs by this artist)
And We Call That Leisure Time (UK Heartbeat) 1981

One-time Glaxo Babies vocalist Rob Chapman leads the Transmitters, an interesting enigma of riveting lyrics and free-form minimalism on guitar, bass, drums and squawking sax. The Transmitters walk a very fine line between accessibility and weirdness — easy to appreciate but hard to like. Chapman's a talented singer and writer, and the music might be really good if it weren't so one-dimensional. File under "Eager-to-please-Pere Ubu-offspring."

[Ira Robbins]