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Huey Lewis & The News and Box Set


Oregon Zoo (map) Southwest
Wed., Aug. 13, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages

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I was born nearly a decade after Huey Lewis and the News' Sports came out, so I don't have any sentimental attachment to the record. The schmaltzy '80s production is difficult to penetrate in a modern context, and for a supposedly "classic" album, Sports sure boasts a disproportionate number of awful songs (the aptly titled "Bad is Bad"). But shit, some of this stuff is also great: mega-hits "Heart and Soul" and "I Want a New Drug" (which you might also recognize as the Ghostbusters theme song) are timeless, and fairly flawless, pop gems, assuming you're able to look past the embarrassing generational motifs. "Walking on a Thin Line" and "If This Is It" even sound sort of like Jackson Browne in a Members Only jacket. There's quite a bit of hidden treasure on Sports—just don't spring for the 30th anniversary reissue. I'm sure your dad would love to let you borrow his copy. MORGAN TROPER

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