Saturday, July 01, 2006

Homo Nucleus

Camp sensibility and outsider pop smarts walk arm in arm down the wedding aisle in the newest Trikont confection From The Closet To The Charts: Queer Noises, 1961-1978. Deftly juggling the well-known (The Ramones, The Kinks) with the unknown (Trouble At The Cup by Black Randy & The Metro Squad), there's a track here for just about everyone. The stereotypical swishy queen (These Boots by Teddy & Darrel) nuzzles next to wtf?? anomalies (White Trash Hillbilly Trick by Peter Grudzien), intermingled with the occasional way-cool surprise (The Twinkeyz' Aliens In Our Midst). Sadly, lesbians are forced to the back of the bus (Polly Perkins' Coochy Coo is outnumbered 23 to 1) but the entertainment value is so strong overall, maybe we can let it slide while waiting for the potential 2nd volume to rectify this oversight, hint hint. The formerly-MIA Caesar Tjalbo has the entire album available for download, if you're feeling adventurous.

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