I had to stay true and post the full 14-minute version of this song, so the audio quality is reduced a little - hope you don’t mind. Here’s a little video for you, too. Mutants in the desert, what? I tell ya, Frenchies do it better. Take me to Paris ‘79!
“But the potions that we made Touched the creatures down below And they grew up in a way That we’d never seen before Supernature, supernature, supernature, supernature They were angry with the man ‘Cause he changed their way of life And they take their sweet revenge As they trample through the night”
Aside from the awesome production and instrumentation on this track, I couldn’t help noticing the tripped-out, post-apocalyptic, eco-centric lyrics. Upon further research, this makes total sense, as Cerrone co-wrote his third album, Supernature, with soon-to-be-new-wave-diva weirdo Lene Lovich. Lovich’s album Stateless is a bit of a cult classic (complete with a slammin’ cover of Tommy James’s ” I Think We’re Alone Now” - take that, Tiffany). However, I will never forget my first introduction to her, in a wacked-out duet on the B-side to her long-time pal and fellow cray-cray Nina Hagen’s single “Zarah.”
Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich - Don’t Kill the Animals (1986)
“A-a-aanimal testing is a dangerous game All systems are different — we’re not the same It’s a terrible risk — so no surprise We get wrong results — hey what about Thalidomide Abuse yourself of your own free will Get hurt — get high — get in distress But don’t drag the animals into this mess!”
Sing it, sisters. xo_a
Also: TONITE!!!! DOUBLE HEADER in CHICAGO!!!
Part the first: VEST FEST at FKA
Get Sleeveless in Chicago with DJs Reaganomix and Butch Cassidy:
FKA at Big Chicks - 5024 N. Sheridan 9p-2a
Part the second: SSION at STARDUST
Top of your night with the hottest mess out of Missourah - KC’s very own SSION!
Ssion - Bullshit (2008)
“Waiting 2 Exhale, the supergroup featuring Jaimie Warren as Madonna, Natalie Meyers as Roseanne, and Venus Star as Courtney Love have a hit record and decide to play a “girls only” show in outer space. Unfortunately, some lame-ass indie rock dude shows up and pisses on their parade, which ultimately forces all them to revolt against the entire world by fighting a giant turd on Wall Street.”
see it live at STARDUST at Berlin - 954 W. Belmont 10p-4a
Polmo Polpo (loosely translated as “octopus lung” in Italian) is one of Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist Sandro Perri’s musical projects. This is a beautiful and sprawling cover of Dinosaur’s 1978 Disco freak-out “Kiss Me Again.” It’s over 20 minutes long, and seriously it just needs to be that long. Sadly, I had to seriously reduce the bitrate so a little quality will be lost, but I went for content over form this time around. Enjoy! Check out the original below which features David Byrne on guitar and Arthur Rusell on production!