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In the 27 years since arriving here from the fifth dimension, cosmic pop-singer Rollin Hunt has learned a great deal about human emotion. Incredibly, he’s almost become one of us: walking the streets of our cities, admiring our women, dancing in our nightclubs–and finally unders
Fans of Rollin’s far-out R&B (“Unearthly shoo-be-doo,” Jessica Hopper has called it) know him as a lo-fi underdog, an oddly-charming savant who recorded some of his best material on an answering machine. But The Phoney, his first real LP, finds Rollin working it in panoramic, technicolor hi-
Most shocking of all, The Phoney has what might be called crossover potential–that is, it speaks not only to the human experience but to intelligent life across the space-time continuum. Unlike, say, Ziggy Stardust, Rollin is the type of otherworldly messenger that you can imagine having a drink with; as a messiah, he’s remarkably accessible–one of us!–and for a ‘phoney’ he seems awfully real. Still, this is a big and important album that threatens to launch Rollin right back through the galactic portals –let’s hope it doesn’t, he’s urgently needed here on earth.
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