The Bloods - "Button Up"
Here's a request. (Yes I take them!) It's New York City's all-girl post no-wave punk funk band The Bloods "Button Up" which was released in 1981 on the Au Pairs' EXIT label. The Bloods were led by part-time Contortionist Adele Bertei. Oddly enough this excellent single was the only release from this band other than the soundtrack for the feminist sci-fi fantasy flick "Born In Flames" which Adele composed and scored and also starred in. More recently "Button Up" appeared on the compilation "New York Noise" released by Soul Jazz Records. Despite the limited recording output, The Bloods played in the U.S and Europe quite often, sharing bills with The Clash, Gang of Four, Bush Tetras, Richard Hell, Johnny Thunders, the Slits, the Au Pairs, Lydia Lunch, Delta 5 and more. The Bloods were Adele Bertei: vocals, Annie Toone: vocals/keyboards, Kathy Rey: guitar, Kathleen Campbell: Drums and Brenda Alderman: bass.