I'm the REAL Boy Wonder           KFSR DJ PROFILE
             KIRK BIGLIONE

    Some people think that KFSR's music director, Kirk Biglione, is the illegitimate son of Lucia Pamela and David Letterman, but others think that he's really the Wild Man or John Sigler. Kirk is so opinionated that he hates everything except the Violent Femmes, Pizza and Batman. But the most amazing thing about Kirk is that when he became KFSR's Music Director, he was only 5 years old. Now, a scant year later, you can hear his high, squeaky voice either Thurs. 12-4 or Sat 4-7.

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felt in liking the show so much without the man I still feel defined The Clash, Mick Jones.      But Mick is gone now, and maybe that's a good thing. Because even though The Clash were the band in rock and roll in the late '70s, it was getting obvious that their moment had passed. They were still great, but the spark that had made them the very best was missing. Now, there is a sense of renewed commitment on Joe's and Paul's part, and they have taken the legacy and burden of The Clash squarely on their shoulders. What they will do with it is anybody's guess. But they're off to an excellent start.
Jim Connelly

XTC - Mummer (Geffen)      Continuing in the tradition of their English Settlement album, XTC's latest also keeps with the current acoustic sounds. Filled with haunting melodies and ringing guitars, Mummer, (hmmm, R.E.M. - Murmur, XTC - Mummer, hmmm) requires close listening to be grasped fully. Standout cuts: "Love on a Farmboy's Wages," "Human Alchemy," In Loving Memory of a Name." Let's hope they reconsider about touring, they're one of the best.

-- Tim Gaskill

Wire Train - In A Chamber (415/Columbia)      A fiery live show notwithstanding, on their debut album, Wire Train almost sound too glossy, with the rough edges buffed away. Only when these songs glide into their sing-along choruses -- "Chamber of Hellos," "I'll Do You," and especially "I Forget it All (When I See You)" -- does glossy turn into pretty. The uptempo drums and guitars ensure that it all works.

-- Jim Connelly

Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (A&M)      Do you wanna get political? Midnight Oil's entire album is a powerful affair of passionate politics. Add that to their unique music (sort of like early XTC crossed with a nuclear explosion), and I'm compelled to issue this warning. Warning: This album is for people who like to think, only. Now that you have been warned, buy this record.

-- Jim Connelly

Monsoon - Third Eye (Mobile Suit Corporation Import)      Exquisite Eastern instrumentation molded into a Western pop structure with great vocals provide for a throughly intriguing album. Apparently a collection of European singles -- word has it that this group has already broken up. Look for this record while it is still available as an import. You may never get another chance.

-- K.I.R.K.

The Neats - The Neats (Ace of Hearts)      Boston's Neats work in the finest Rock and Roll tradition of finding a melody and then taking it to drone central with jangly guitars and cymbal spashes everywhere. A great American band. (If you canna find it at Tower, write: Ace of Hearts Records; P.O. Box 579, Kenmore Station; Boston, MA 02215.)

-- Jim Connelly

AND KEEP YOUR EARS PEELED FOR: New Albums this month from The Jim Carroll Band - I Write Your Name, The Alarm - Declaration, and rumours galore about a 25-minute song on the new Dream Syndicate album, as the 4th from the Psychedelic Furs. We keep hearing stories about the Untouchables and the Three O'Clock coming up for live, shows, but no confirmation on those as yet . . .
APRIL:     The Blasters, Rank and File, Violent Femmes, and R.E.M.

NEXT TIME: More inside jokes, pompous reviews and things you don't care about.

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