Saturday, October 26, 2002

Music to My Ears XV
Roger Miller recommends the Girls, "Live at the Rathskeller: May 17, 1979":

"Blisteringly high-energy, anarchistic, brutal, hysterically funny, etc., etc., etc. Direct descendants of Pere Ubu and Devo, but unlike either. I saw shows stopped by the club because of fights breaking out between the band and the audience. At one show, a group of 'mentally retarded' people (from where the keyboard player worked) came to see the band. For an encore, one of these fellows went up and improvised singing while the band improvised behind him. It was one of the most soulful moments I'd ever seen, before or since.

"I haven't heard this CD, but if you don't like chaotic punk rock with a heavy dada/art edge, do not order."

I say order.

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