Tuesday, July 6, 2010

You Can Read My Circuit Diagram

I Need 50,000 Volts

England had a big rockabilly revival in the early 1980s. No one knows why.

And while everyone remembers the Stray Cats (who followed Chrissie Hynde to London to become stars when everyone in America was ignoring them), not a lot of people remember the Polecats.

Which is too bad.

Because they may not have been the most original band in the world (and the singer may have had the misfortune of sharing a hairdresser with A Flock of Seagulls), but they left behind one amazing blast of sheer pop mastery.

Sure, they were one-hit wonders. But man.... that one hit!

If you can listen to this without smiling or bobbing your head, check your pulse cuz you might just be dead. (In which case, you might require something with enough power to run a small defribilator...)


Anonymous said...

Why are they burning records in front of L.A. City Hall?

asiangrrl said...

I wasn't smiling or bobbing. I must be dead!

Alex said...

Spooky, ag... very spooky!