• Joboxers
  • Like Gangbusters (RCA) 1983 
  • Skin and Bone (UK RCA) 1985 

Responsible for a brief Dead End Kids fashion fad in Great Britain, the JoBoxers melded Dig Wayne, a black singer from New York, with the (non-Vic Godard) remnants of Subway Sect to play bouncy, catchy R&B tinged with big-band jazz. Like Gangbusters contains a couple of swell singles (“Boxerbeat,” “Just Got Lucky”) but is otherwise formulaic and uninspired.

[Ira Robbins]