Meet the Shock Exchange: Patrick Bateman

Name: Patrick Bateman
Number: West 81st Street
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 168

Likes: Reservations at Dorsia
Dislikes: Business cards that are clearly superior to mine.

Bio: You like Huey Lewis and the News ?
They're early work was a little too new wave for my taste.
But when Sports came out in '83,
I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically.
The whole album has a clear, crisp sound,
and a new sheen of consummate professionalism...
that really gives the songs a big boost.
He's been compared to Elvis Costello,
but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
Yes, it is.
In '87, Huey released this--
Fore, their most accomplished album.
I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip To Be Square."
The song's so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics.
But they should, because it's not just about...
the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends.
It's also a personal statement about the band itself.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to return some videotapes.

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