Picks and Pans Review: Boy Meets Girl
Boy Meets Girl
The gentleman and lady in question are George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, and their meeting is a fortuitous one for fans of pop rock. Merrill, 27, and Rubicam, 28, share lead vocals and co-wrote all the songs on this LP. (Their partnership began 10 years ago, when Merrill invited Rubicam to join his Seattle-based band.) What they've turned out is a spirited album reminiscent of Quarterflash, with a touch of Eurythmics thrown in. Nobody should expect too much of the lyrics. This is mostly basic good-time rock: "Do I have a chance with you/Tell me that you'll be mine/Be my baby/Say that you'll be my baby." (An exception is Premonitions, a song inspired by the terrorist murders of two little girls in the Middle East in 1983.) What Merrill and Rubicam do is provide not-too-taxing, danceable music. It's hard to imagine better music to drive to the beach by. (A&M)
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