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October 31, 2014 9:52 AM   Subscribe

So wait, there's a band with Jim Jarmusch on keys and a bunch of experimental Horror film directors that released a record in the early 80s of spooky surf-funk and you're NOT listening to it today? Get on it y'all. It's the story of The Del-Byzanteens. posted by Potomac Avenue (8 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Neat-0. Thanks.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:04 AM on October 31, 2014

yeah.. known about the album for a few years, and why I AM NOT LISTENING TO IT RIGHT NOW? Is I have been perennially frustrated there hasn't been a re-release of it... so uh thanks for frustrating me again, as I thought the post may have heralded said release.

Oh well.

posted by edgeways at 10:15 AM on October 31, 2014

posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:38 AM on October 31, 2014

Good lord, I bought a copy of the "Draft Riot" single back when it came out and enjoyed it and I haven't thought of it or the band in thirty years and now I'm listening to the song again. I don't know what happened....
posted by languagehat at 11:52 AM on October 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:26 PM on October 31, 2014

Holy shit, thank you for hipping me to this. I've never heard of this band, but those tracks were good enough to get me to order a copy of their LP. I LOVE No-Wave but it's pretty hard to track down all the various one-off bands that were making it. If you've got any more recommendations please let me know!

Thank you so much!
posted by wyndham at 1:03 PM on October 31, 2014

Oh, thank you. I have some of their stuff on vinyl, and I still listen to them every now and again, but it sometimes seems like I was the only person who liked or even remembered them at all.

This is my personal favorite. And it's got John Lurie, the coolest man alive, in it.
posted by ernielundquist at 2:57 PM on October 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

Wow, this takes me waaay back. I remember probably marijuana fueled bull sessions where I thought this will be my personal motto b/c it, like represented, reality of something or another.

Thanks for this.
posted by xetere at 5:52 PM on October 31, 2014

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