Following the wonderful playlist from Pat & Emily last week, I've been remiss in posting the recent couple of entries by them for their East Village Local column. Here they are for further investigation:
|The Offs First Record. Artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat. Back cover pictured below.|
Looking back at the cover of the L.P. that The Offs released in 1984, we didn’t remember that Jean-Michel Basquiat had designed it. But the image of their lead singer, Don Vinyl, face down, his bicep glistening with the tattoo of a .45 pistol — that we had not forgotten. Continued here.
|Ballistic Kisses by Emily Armstrong|
In 1980, Ronald Reagan ushered in a long cold winter of conservatism in America. But a little bit of heat was generating on the Lower East Side. Over on the Bowery, the Ballistic Kisses were in their loft, practicing. With a sound that combined post-punk and politics, they brought something new to the downtown club scene. Continued here.