Supercluster - Neat In The Street
Vanessa Hay (ex Pylon) has a new band called Supercluster. In this video, they cover a song by another early 80’s Athens band called The Side Effects.
Video done by Vanessa’s daughter Hana, who also plays in various bands in Athens.
The Dead Milkmen - Crazy (Pylon cover, with Vanessa on vocals)
The Dead Milkmen like to play a cover during their set that either has something to do with the area that they’re playing, or is a song by someone from the area. With this show being in Athens, they chose a Pylon cover. Vanessa’s current band, Supercluster, had played a night or two before, so she was hanging around the popfest enjoying all the bands, so the Milkmen had no problem convincing her to come on stage to sing Crazy.
The crowd was electric during that performance, only a handful of people knew that this was going to happen.
Pylon // K
Former NFL player Rosey Grier liked needlepoint. He wrote a book about it in 1973. (via Dangerous Minds)
This is fucking fantastic!
On this day in music history: August 28, 1978 - “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!”, the debut album by Devo is released. Produced by Brian Eno, it is recorded at Conny’s Studio in Köln, Germany and Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, CA from October 1977 - February 1978. The groundbreaking first album by the Akron, OH based new wave band will quickly establish their unique sound and visual image. The band will record the album with producer Brian Eno before they are actually signed to a record label. Their demo tape is heard by David Bowie and Iggy Pop (by way of Tin Huey bassist Michael Aylward’s wife). After seeing Devo perform in New York, an excited Bowie initally plans to produce their album, but scheduling conflicts will prevent him from taking more than a minor role in its creation. Eno will step in and take over the main production duties, financing the project himself. The album is anchored by their innovative cover of The Rolling Stones “Satisfaction”, which will earn the band a large and loyal fanbase. The albums’ iconic cover art features a caricature of pro golfing legend Chi Chi Rodríguez. “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!” will peak at number seventy eight on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold by in the US by the RIAA.
If I remember correctly, I bought this record for an insanely low price, maybe like $3.99 at this little used record/CD store that used to be near my house. As I was leaving, the owner walked in, and because we were on good terms, he asked “hey Jason, what did you buy today?” The moment he saw Unknown Pleasures and the price on it, he said “umm… I didn’t know we got that in.”
I don’t think that anyone else in the store was allowed to price vinyl after that.
Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA // Devo
RIP Bob 2 :’(