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Altered Images: Pinky Blue

Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1983

CLARE GROGAN has this itsy little boop-be-doop of a voice, and she twists phrases into odd curlicues while her four-piece band plays zesty, danceable (mustn't forget danceable) pop. That's about it. But in the process, Altered Images manages to be both cloyingly modern and strangely reactionary – not the easiest trick to pull off – and to be a genuine summer-fall of '82 artifact, with all that implies.

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