This five-song EP is as fresh and fun as it was when it was first recorded in the late 1980s. It’s full of unexpected twists and turns while retaining the beat and a playful sense of joy. rapid-I was one of the few jazz-punk bands to emerge from the West Coast during the 1980s, which makes the EP even more of a bright spot for collectors and fans of that era; It’s sort of Barney Miller crossed with James Chance, New Style pulls you into the groove and occasionally spits you back out, but never leaves you too far from getting back into the beat. It never takes itself too seriously....this is No Wave that's on the funkier side. The music is full of percussion, sharp guitar hooks, bass-heavy bottom with a sense of precision while remaining loose and spirited. The EP contains a full-length version of the title song and a shorter radio version that stands on its own. This is another of the long-lost gems of Seattle proto-grunge that deserves to be heard and enjoyed. The music was released in the mid-2010s but it's still available. CLICK HERE!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
THE GALS ARE BACK IN TOWN! In the mid-1980’s The Del Rubio Triplets became an overnight success-after 40 years of playing around the world, being chased by Abbott and Costollo, opening for Victor Borge and entertaining in every Nursing Home in Southern California! Three Gals Three Guitars made The Del Rubio Triplets household names-if your household happened to be in Hollywood-during the mid to late 1980’s The look-alike sisters went from the D- list to opening clubs from Tokyo to Brussels; they appeared with everyone from John Waters to Nathan Lane. At the height of their career Millie, Eadie and Elena were everywhere. They showed up on TV shows like Married With Children, Night Court and The Golden Girls. They did a classic turn by singing “Walkin’ In A Winter Wonderland” for Pee Wee Herman’s 1988 Christmas Special. They became the Queens of Kitsch and icons for outsiders who didn’t quite fit into the typical mold of pop glamour and pre-packaged talent. We here at dadastic! central are pleased to be able to offer the original 12” vinyl recording of the ladies’ first album. The treats on Three Gals, Three Guitars include standards like Besamo Mucho to The Neutron Dance and Walk Like an Egyptian…all performed in that inimitable Del Rubio style that made them the Queens of 80’s Kitsch. Go-go boots, hot pants, good cheer and unlikely covers by The Del Rubio Triplets make this collectors item. This LP is from the first, original 1988 vinyl pressing on Cabazon Records.
BUY THE 12" VINYL LP HERE
BUY THE 12" VINYL LP HERE
LISTEN TO 'WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN' BY THE DEL RUBIO TRIPLETS
Friday, January 15, 2010
GIVE US SOME SLACK! "Bigger than Breakfast is the 1988 debut album by Slack, a white funk quartet from Portland, Oregon. The album conjures an 11-song spell pulled from rap, fusion, punk, psychedelia, jazz, and croquet. Put an Oregon moontan on a skateboard, give it a dance beat and a groove so scorchin' it can dehydrate a fern bar, and you've drafted Slack. From the comedic temporary amnesia of "Brain Toast" to the tater-tot frustration of "Out to Lunch" to the gentle contemplation of "Spiders," Slack's varied stand-up attacked not only shoots to your soul, it could alter your DNA“. Bigger than Breakfast was the first LP produced by trombonist Bruce Fowler, a veteran of Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa’s recording and performing bands. It’s a perfect antidote for those who pine for the days when alt/funk/jazz was fueled by erratic horns and clumsy lyrics instead of highly polished synthetic, soul-less sounds. Slack were indisputable masters of the kind of sweaty, alcohol-fueled live sets that often resulted in hangovers and poor choices in sex partners. Bigger Than Breakfast might not result in a trip to rehab, but it captures the essence of whiteboy funk perfectly.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF 'SPIDERS' BELOW
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
DANCING DOWN CIVILIZATION Suppose Nino Rota got drunk with John Phillip Sousa in the back room of a Hollywood soundstage. Suppose they're joined by a couple of organ grinders from a failed traveling acrobatics troupe. Suppose they pick up an Asian chanteuse at the corner dive, and together stagger home to drink, sing, and dance till the light of dawn. The music produced from such a meeting of the minds (or mindless debauchery) might describe The Fibonaccis, a headshrinkin' espresso-fueled ensemble equal parts Berlin cabaret, Sicilian dirge, and hip-shakin' Watusi mating ritual. Hard to label? Yep. Hard to enjoy? Never! The Fibonaccis, who swiped their name from a thirteenth-century Italian mathematician, molded disparate exotic tastes into an act of musical chicanery, pleasing but deceiving to the eye and ear. Twenty-two years after it’s original release, their ground-breaking Civilization and It’s Discotheques sounds as confoundingly ahead-of-it’s time as ever. Make no mistake, this was no ordinary sideshow-barking gang of geeks. This was a band with entrails. Return to the future with one of the most remarkable underground bands of the 1980’s with this classic slab of vinyl. The Fibonaccis' traveling carnival will take the detour to your town, and hold you open-mouthed and spellbound with their sprightly tales and twisted oompahpah.