LOU NATHANSON, Genetically Enhanced, (Big Mosquito 11428). Lou Nathanson, who grew up in New York City, has spent most of his adulthood living either in the Alaskan bush or the suburbs of Anchorage. On this low-key release of mostly humorous and frequently clever songs, Nathanson sings about the realities and unrealities of life in the Far North. Pet lovers should beware of "Man's Best Friend," a tale of what might have happened had the Donner party been traveling by dog sled. He also satirizes the trend toward hyphenated names, science and technology, and telephone answering machines. Nathanson's guitar and vocals are enhanced nicely by friends sitting in on various instruments and harmony vocals. -- MR
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