Miss Guy has been an icon of the NYC downtown music scene forever: not only as the dynamic lead singer of the awesome NYC Rock Band Toilet Boys, but also as possibly the best authentically Rock & Roll/First Wave Punk Rock club DJ on the circuit. In Miss Guy’s new video for “Tonight” (the second single off of his new EP God Save New York, which features guest appearances by Debbie Harry of Blondie) the Bowie/Blondie influences abound! Enjoy!
On this date, October 19th in 1982, Bauhaus released its third studio album, The Sky’s Gone Out. The album included a different mix of the single, “Spirit”.
Bauhaus Bassist David J (Born David John Haskins) was born on this date, April 24th, in 1957. Haskins (who is the older brother of Kevin Haskins, the group’s drummer) wrote the lyrics to “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” Bauhaus’s first single, most famous, and most-licensed song. “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” is over nine minutes long and was recorded “live in the studio” in a single take. Happy Birthday, David!
On This Date, September 1st in 1977: Generation X released its debut single “Your Generation,” backed by “Day By Day.” The single reached the #36 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk band, fronted by Billy Idol, disbanded in 1981. Generation X was always among my top three of four favorite first wave British punk bands, not incidentally because I had a mad crush on Billy Idol. Aside from the very excellent debut album I’d also recommend the band’s second album, Valley of The Dolls, which was produced by Ian Hunter.