Friday, April 22, 2011
#23 The Individuals "Dancing with My Eighty Wives" (1982)
From the same Hoboken NJ music scene that spawned The Feelies, The Bongos, The Cucumbers ( remember them?) and eventually Yo La Tengo comes The Individuals and this college radio one hit wonder that lit up the phones at WTUL like christmas trees.
Produced by dB Gene Holder and recorded at Mitch Easter's legendary Drive-In Studio in Winston-Salem, Fields updated the fractured sound of Richard Hell's Voidoids to great effect.
I can see how polygamy might be a good idea. Because...I'm a guy. But I consider 80 wives a tad over the top. I work in an office with nine women and there's not a moment of silence until the last one leaves.