This Week In Music: 7/30-8/5

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews:

Lita Ford: Lita – artistic best
Firehouse: Firehouse – strong debut
Cabaret Voltaire: The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord – choppy electronics
Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers – pop hooks
Disastroid: Money & Guilt – Soundgarden-ish stoner
Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – strange brilliance
Funkadelic: Let’s Take It to the Stage – peak Funk
Gaza Strippers: Laced Candy – hi-octane rock
Peter Gabriel: Us – occasional meandering
Jim Carroll: Praying Mantis – broken beat
The Get Up Kids: Something to Write Home About – melodic punk
Jetboy: Make Some More Noise – mostly misses
The Jeff Healey Band: Hell to Pay – ripping blues
Kingdom Come: Hands Of Time – excessive slowness