It’s rare when I find a contemporary band I want to hear. Most music I play in my car was recorded at least 20 years ago. The only current bands I always purchase a new release of are Interpol and The Chemical Brothers.
However, I’ve now found a third current-day band I like. They are called Black Kids. I bought the Black Kids CD. It’s titled Partie Traumatic. The album is strong start to finish. It has a distinct Cure sound. That’s fine by me.
I’ve posted the Black Kids video of the song ”I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You.”
The song and video are good-natured. The young women in the band are dressed like normal people and not skanky or in anyway removed from the people they appear to be in real life.
I’m glad I’ve found a new band to enjoy.
Last night I listened to Homosapien by Pete Shelley.
I enjoy the title track of this album.
Pete Shelley is the singer for the Buzzcocks. The album I was listening to last night was a solo release by Mr. Shelley.
Here is what it says about this song in Rip It Up And Start Again–Postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds—
“…. a transitional hybrid of guitar based New Wave and electropop, heard at its best on the superb single Homosapien. Released in August 1981, “Homosapien” was a coded coming-out for Shelley. The single’s innuendos—the fruity way Shelley enunciated “homosapien,” plus couplets like “homo superior/my interior”–provoked an unofficial ban on Radio One.”
Do I listen to anything recorded in the last 20 years?