by Amy Haben - I don't know about you, but I cringe when someone invites me to see a tribute band. So when my friend invited me to see Bootleg Blondie, (a Blondie tribute band) while in London, I wasn't sure how to feel.
It was a tight squeeze for the Heartbreakers, L.A.M.F. show featuring original member Walter Lure, Tommy Stinson of the Replacements, Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Clem Burke of Blondie and guest stars jumping on stage.
With her pale skin and perfectly messy black mop of hair, Lydia was always the goth beauty, with a sailor's mouth, and a revolutionary's brain. The femme fatale of outsider films, music and poetry in pointy toe black patent boots. Her part in the Richard Kern film, "Fingered" was especially outrageous. Never shy, Lunch willingly participates in explicit sex scenes. The film was based on 16 year old Lydia and Marty Nation's violent hitchhiking adventures which would usually end with Marty's knife slashing the interior of their ride.
"The Teddy Boy look" began in 1950's England when young men wore clothing inspired by the dandies of the Edwardian era. They were originally named "Cosh boys" until the Daily Express shortened 'Edwardian' to 'Teddy' for a headline in 1953, changing history.
1982's 'The Fabulous Stains,' is one of my favorite cult movies. Starring a sixteen year old Diane Lane (Third Degree Burns) as the lead singer of an all girl punk band named The Stains, whose motto is, "We don't put out!"
The Life Is Dance compilation is a continuance of The Sound Of Wonder compilation. The soundtracks of these Lollywood movies were made by Pakistani musicians who really loved American music. So with the groovy 60's fuzz guitar sounds that echo Hollywood films combined with the drum beats of their native land, these unique tracks were born.