THE BACK & FORTH
Amanda Jones’ sole album Amanda Jones came out on Bomp! Records in 1996, with the five songs being a delight from end to end. “The Back & Forth” is a lively song about an imaginary dance craze of that name that also sounds like a stand-in for sex. “Kathy’s Kiss” and “Put You on Hold” are also fun songs, with both bringing up jealous feelings: “I can taste her on your lips . . . Kathy’s kiss is poisonous . . . gonna clean her up with turpentine” and “I left you hanging on / I put you on hold and you were gone . . . I called my favorite number, Star-69”.