Album at a glance: Andy Frasco & The U.N. – Half A Man

Andy Frasco & The U.N. - Half A Man

Andy Frasco & The U.N. are a flat out good time. Putting a positive spin on things comes second nature to Frasco like on the couch surfer anthem “Smoking Dope n Rock n Roll.” The “Half A Man” album has all out dance party numbers like “Shakin Ain’t A Crime” complete with a call and answer chorus as well as lazy day blues like on “Sunny Day Soldier” and “What Would I Do” that finds Frasco crooning like Rod Stewart. Horns fill much of the album keeping an upbeat jazzy vibe going, never used more effectively than on the erratically energetic “Struggle” where the song sounds like amped up version of Brendan Benson. “Stop Fucking Around” has an ornery tone that just contributes to the humor and fun of this whole album and sums it up nicely.

Key Track: “Struggle”

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