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PHILIP JAP ‘Philip Jap (A&M AMLH 68557)

WHEN AN old style performer like Philip Jap tarts up his act, casts off the cobwebs and trys to be, like, really MODERN, the result is well dodgy.

The right producers — Horn, Thurston and Mansfield — were hired, the wrong results were attained. This record desperately tries to be squeaky new and youthful but comes over tired and ugly.

Its always the same. Record company, slightly out of touch, tries to make marketable product out of soiled goods. Phil, it takes a bit more than the right moves to hit pay dirt in a word; pompous. ☆☆