ART OF NOISE (Island 7-99782)
Beat Box (2:55) (Unforgettable Songs Ltd./
Already a sizable (read: huge) dance floor hit, it’s now radio’s turn. Basically this one’s all synthed-up rhythms and Laurie Anderson phone-booth-in-outer-space-style vocals (such as they are). The Linn drum machine clicks and ticks along real nice and steady, which again raises the issue of how funky can a machine ultimately get or do we really need performers to make music at all anymore?