Sunday, September 20, 2009

Young Executives - Honey, I'm Home ep (1982, Briefcase)

The Young Executives were a Bellevue, Washington trio (occasionally augmented by a saxophonist and keyboardist) specializing in rhythmically inclined, slightly off-kilter wave/pop. The short and sweet, four-cut Honey I'm Home's most distinctive moment is the lead-off track "Original Sin," which traverses a ska-inflected trajectory a la Madness (without the "madness," so to speak) thanks to Steve Allen's buoyant sax lead. The remainder of Honey... doesn't brandish quite as much flavor, but it does offer a decent amount of fervor. Nice.

01. Original Sin
02. Ice Age
03. Body Waves
04. She Don't Want It