Do You like Huey Lewis and the News? Yeah… They’re okay. Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste But when Sports came out in ’83, I think they really came into their own; commercially and artistictly The whole album has a clear crisp sound and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He’s been compared to Elvis Costello but I think but I think Huey has far more bitter, cynical sense of humor. Hey, Halberstam? Yes, Allen? Why are there copies of the Style section all over
the place? Do you have a dog? A chow or something? No, Allen. Is that a raincoat? Yes it is! In ’87, Huey released this, For!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is … “HiP To Be Square,” a song so catchy most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should because it’s not just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends, It’s also a personal statement about the band itself. Hey Paul! Aaaaagh! Try getting a reservation at Dorsia now, you fucking
stupid bastard! You fucking…. Bastard!