Ex-Ant bassist Kevin Mooney formed and led London's Wide Boy Awake, an exciting interracial quartet which only released some singles, the first two of which were collected on this eponymous American 12-inch. Hard to classify, the Wide Boys offer clever wordplay and a preponderant funk beat on "Slang Teacher," while square-dancing into wonderful country-tinged pop for "Bona Venture." Elsewhere, they try scratch cajun and dance-rock. ~ Phillip Ewing, 80s retro Music