Picks and Pans Review: Café Racers

UPDATED 12/12/1983 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/12/1983 at 01:00 AM EST

Kim Carnes

What, no Joan Crawford Lips, Judy Garland Nose, or Clark Gable Ears? Actually, Carnes and producer Keith Olsen are to be commended for not scrounging up a Bette Davis Eyes spin-off for this album. Instead, they have rounded up an imaginative collection of tunes by such relatively unknown songwriters as Gary O'Connor, Mark Goldenberg, Paul Wilson and B.P. Hurding, as well as material by Carnes herself. Most of the album is on the thoughtful side of the pop/rock divide—Met You at the Wrong Time of My Life is an example—and Carnes, despite the sometimes excessive posturing of her performance style, is capable of a thoughtful reading of lyrics. I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is is an especially enjoyable meeting of intelligent singer and intelligent song.

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