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Carolyne Mas: Music

Rock Short Takes

(MUSICIAN - Vic Garbarini)
1980
"Carolyne Mas - Hold On (Mercury) Not content to be the female Springsteen (kind of), Carolyne decides to go New Wave (sort of). The glossy sheen and reverb of the first album have been completely stripped away, a move which causes more problems than it solves. Guitars and sax are burried too deeply in the mix, and while Mas sings with an urgent intensity I get this uneasy feeling that she's doing it because she's supposed to, rather than from any real conviction. Let's call it a well-intentioned experiment."