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FOUR NEW WOMEN ROCKERS TAKE AIM AND TAKE OFF
"Carolyne Mas, 24, grew up a suburban New York kid but writes with a cosmopolitan air. She sang Gilbert and Sullivan with the Light Opera of Manhattan, can even find a kind word for Cole Porter among random enthusiasms that run from the Who to the Police. In collaboration with Guitarist David Landau, Mas cooked up a tune called 'Quote Goodbye Quote' that bids fair to become a classic evocation of the romantic kiss-off. Mas sings it with a distinctive wit, while Landau and the rest of her band make sure the music stays in a state of perpetual overdrive. Mas' songs vary from reveries to roughhouse declamations without missing a beat, and if she keeps up this pace she may be dogging Randy Newman's tracks in a few years. No telling then if she will still have the time and the disposition, as she does now, to keep her friends trim by cutting their hair. Clippers and scissors, but no razor; one chair but no waiting."
Jay Cocks - TIME (1-21-80)