By Tom Sinclair
Updated January 19, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

STICK FIGURE Just a Thought… (Monsterdisc) As baseball records go, Cy Young award-winning pitcher Jack McDowell’s first CD with his new band finishes a few games behind: McDowell’s vocals are overpained and mush-mouthed, his pseudo-poetry doesn’t add up to much, his power pop’s prissy, and his funk is stiff. But at least his guitarist steals catchy Nirvana riffs. C+