AMANDA LEAR (part 2 of 3) (1981-1989)
“Incognito” has some of the catchiest material in the Lear catalogue, store and is one of the most entertaining, with the gems “Hollywood Is Just A Dream When You’re Seventeen”, “New York” and “Love Amnesia” standing out. Also of interest is “Red Tape”, a strange song about bureaucratic hassals, and “Made In France”, an even stranger number that’s a mock punk song!
“Tam-Tam” might be the single loopiest record in the Lear discography, with nearly all of its lyrics veering head-first into song-poem territory. “Secret Passion” is the beginning of the end, as far as casual Lear listening goes, but is no less retarded than its predecessors, so it’s worth an entire spin. “Indovina Chi Sono” is strictly for completists only, as it’s a compilation of two separate EPs (“Uomini PiÃ¹ Uomini” and “Tant Qu’il Y Aura Des Hommes”) of material sung only in French and Italian.