Moving to LA from rural California was an energising switch for Art Feynman’s Luke Temple. Having recorded his previous albums solo, he drew together a full band to record ‘Be Good the Crazy Boys’ live in the studio. The result is a brimming cauldron of funky grooves and dancing melodies that recall Talking Heads and Roxy Music and, in flashes, Sparks. The propulsive ‘In CD’ is built on an infectious percussion line that culminates in a saxophone solo that ends too soon, ‘Therapy at 3pm’ takes a deep Tina-Weymouth-style bass groove as Temple’s vocals echo the paranoid twitch perfected by David Byrne before complex saxophone joins in, echoing the Jazz Funk fusion of Frank Zappa. Elsewhere, ‘He Dances Light’ is the most leftfield track, all squelching key stabs and broken bass groove while ‘Desperately Free’ echoes Acid House gone Disco. Intricate and vibrant, ‘Be Good the Crazy Boys’ is a leftfield gem that’s impossible to pin down.