There's a big, thick thru line from the Screamers to Tracy + the Plastics , who combined DIY music, filmmaking, and queer culture into a multimedia performance that the likes of the Whitney fawn over, but kids with mohawks sadly tend to overlook. I only saw this once, possibly during the tour in support of "Culture For Pigeon", the third and final full-length from Wynne Greenwood, and it kinda blew my mind, to the point where I still wonder what I saw that so many others overlooked. I really just wanted to dance, you know? I was a young white cis male, finishing up college, in love, finally confident enough in myself to accept it was ok to like Madonna as much as I like Fugazi. And where a lot of the electroclash scene felt ultra posey to me, this was mutant dance, for a weirdo who was looking for something that felt as honest as Gang of Four. This was a start for me. Discogs Click here to download.
May all your Sundays be mellow and exotic and slightly boozy. Here's a nice starter pack of Arthur Lyman, the creator of Exotica and the soundtrack to many a night at Trader Vic's. This collection is 30 years old, the songs are twice that old, and it's up there with "Music For Airports" in terms of background jams for me. Discogs Click here to download.