of I WANNA BE KATEBy Ken Richardson, Stereo Review's Sound &
Vision, February/March 1999
A few too many of the covers here simply duplicate Ethereal Kate (Susan Voelz's "The Sensual World," the Moviegoers' "Hounds of Love," Syd Straw's "The Man with the Child in His Eyes"). But the good stuff toys with Offbeat Kate: the J. Davis Trio turns "There Goes a Tenner" into a rap, Mouse ratchets up the guitars in "Coffee Homeground," and the Baltimores deconstruct and wackily reassemble "Running Up That Hill."
- Ken Richardson