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)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Get Smart!

Get Smart! Started playing together while attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence. They honed their Mid-west version of post-punk by playing locally and recording a couple of EP's. They moved to Chicago and became mainstays on the club scene. They released two albums, "Action Reaction"(Fever, 1984) and "Swimming With Sharks" (Restless,1986 ).

Get Smart! were:
Marc Koch - Guitar and lead vocals. Currently plays in Cryin' Out Loud
Frank Loose - Drums and vocals
Lisa Wertman - Bass guitar and vocals. Went on to play in Dolly Varden, The Nora O'Connor Band and The Honeybees.

Go to the download page to get Get Smart! "Just For The Moment"