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Voice of the Beehive-Sex & Misery (Discovery)

Discovery is best known as a jazz label, but lately they have taken on an important sidelight, rescuing acclaimed rock bands from the unsigned ranks. In recent months they've released good albums by Canadian rock cowboys Blue Rodeo and jokey punks Too Much Joy.

Now, the most deserving reclamation yet, Voice of the Beehive, a post-punk girl group headed by a couple of American sisters and their London cohorts. The albums Let It Bee (1989) and Honey Lingers (1992) were deserved smashes in Europe, but not here, as were the singles "Don't Call Me Baby" (the best Bangles song that group never recorded,) "I Say Nothing" (as disaffected as anything Kurt Cobain ever wrote, but with an insidiously catchy tune,) "There's A Barbarian In My Backseat" (predated the riot grrrls by a few years) and "I Think I Love You" (yes, the Partridge Family song...)

The new album finds the group on familiar ground, maybe a little more poppy, but still fantastic. From the beautiful ballad "Moon Of Dust" to the Joan Jett meets Nirvana groove of "Love Locked Inside," to the criminally catchy single "Scary Kisses," this music deserves to be heard. Iím glad Discovery gave us the chance.

Jay S. Jacobs

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