Thursday, February 23, 2006

Bush Tetras

bushtetrasNew York, N.Y.'s all girl Bush Tetras released just three 7" singles and and a couple of cassette tapes of punky, funky, tribal dance music in the early 80's. They debuted in 1980 with "Too Many Creeps", a 3 track EP on 99 Records that became the label's biggest "hit". The song became a staple in clubs around the country and even made the Billboard dance chart.

Next came "Das Ah Riot" on the Fetish label and a tour with the Clash which lead to the Topper Headon produced "Rituals" EP on Stiff Records. The live collection "Wild Things" was released in 1983 on the ROIR cassette label followed several years later by a compilation of all of their studio work and some unreleased demos called "Better Late Than Never" also on a ROIR cassette in 1989.

In 1995 the "Boom In The Night" compilation was released on CD and the Bush Tetras got back together and played every once in a while. In fact they are playing in New York City at Tonic this Friday night. (Feb. 23, 2006)

The Bush Tetras were/are:
Pat Place - guitar
Dee Pop - drums
Laura Kennedy - bass
Cynthia Sley - vocals
And Julia Murphy.

Find out more about Bush Tetras at MySpace

Go to the download page to get Bush Tetras - "Too Many Creeps" (Live)

7 Comments:

Anonymous dafpunk said...

hey. i've been reading your blog/dl'ing your cuts for a couple months now, and i just wanted to say, i'm happy to be getting turned onto lots of bands i wouldn't have had the first clue about.

1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago I saw the Bush Tetras open for Bow Wow Wow. Killer show. I think they had at least one male member at the time (about 1981 or 82, I believe).

8:14 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey Siegel said...

Gotta love em - thanks for the memories!

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Bush Tetras said...

Thanks for the great bio of the Bush Tetras and the link to our MySpace site. You rock!

4:55 PM  
Blogger 20jazzfunkgreats said...

i'm confused and excited, cos they were supposed to be playing london too but now have no venue, and i want to go.

7:41 AM  
Anonymous dan selzer said...

Dee Pop is a man though!

12:22 PM  
Blogger tony said...

I loved the Bush Tetras. I saw them about 6 or 7 times back then here in NYC, at Hurrahs! and the Perpperminy Lounge and Roseland, among other places... opening for the Gang of Four... playing with ESG... what a great great band... I even have their newest releases...

1:18 PM  

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