Skids: Joy (Virgin V2217)
Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, March 1982
WITH THIS album (their fourth) the Skids have taken the final plunge of their career. From a pimply-faced four-piece with a great first album and a world of potential, they've disintegrated into an egotistical vehicle for Richard Jobson; in his quest for artistic development and broad-based musical credibility Jobson has strayed disastrously from the realm of rock.
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