We began a busy June with a busy show. In it, we conducted a good deal of business--Physical Evidence, Listening Parlour, and a couple of "post-punk" birthday observances. We mean them all, even Lady Catharsis, who is really laboring through her introduction to "Work Hard."
It's always the 30th anniversary of something, but this year seems to be the 30th anniversary of quite a bit--or so it seems to a person of my age and sensibility. The Queen Is Dead, released just as school was getting out, was the soundtrack of that summer, the last of Smithdom, and much more. Lady Catharsis does not go for the title tune, but she is nuts.
400 Blows were the soundtrack of that fall, though, "Movin'" blowing my mind just as college was beginning to blow my mind. I paid more attention to the tunes than to classes, I have to admit. The inauspicious beginnings of a mediocre career--but I still have the records, which does not seem like a bad deal.
BOMBAST playlist, 2016 June 1, 2100-2300:
"The Queen Is Dead" | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead | Rough Trade - Sire
"Post Apocalyptic Love Song (The End)" | Johnny Moped | It's A Real Cool Baby | Damaged Goods