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** 1/2 BS2000, “Simply Mortified,” Grand Royal. If you hold mid-’60s instrumental novelty “No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach Is In)” as either an underappreciated classic or a guilty pleasure, there’s plenty of goofy fun (including a remake of that tune) in this collaboration of Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz and friend Amery Smith. Using lo-tech electronics, entry-level licks and no aversion to pop cheese, this is roller-rink music for the Rollerblade generation.


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