Leatherface

Do the Right Thing

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This Sunderland, North England powerhouse's Minx can be greatly recommended, even if it isn't another Mush as hoped. The "Do the Right Thing" single, however, can't be fully recommended. Not only is the A-side about the sixth-best of the LP's dozen smashers, but two of the three B-sides are Frankie Stubbs' acoustic versions of songs done on LPs by the full band. "Skin Deep" (not the Passions' or Stranglers' single) is OK, but the Minx version rocks so hard that it's missed, and the same is true, only more so, of one of Mush's most memorable tracks, "Not Superstitious" (though this version is at least pretty enough to be a large contrast, and thus memorable in its own right). The only non-LP, full-band track here, "Cabbage Case," is one of their best new songs, and should have found a home on the album. The melody line is distinct, and Stubbs all but goes to pieces letting it go. But one hot song isn't enough, even for their biggest fans, and as the Compact and Bijou EPs showed a year prior, they've previously given much more than this in the EP format.