Earlier today I stopped by Bobby Lerma’s office to grab a CD that had been burned for me a couple of weeks ago. Much grass to Chris Burch for getting me a copy of Urgh! A Music War, a disc/album/cassette that I have been trying to find for eons. Urgh was a concert movie filmed in 1980 of various new wave, post punk and punk rock bands. I owned the original 27 song double album years ago and like a lot of my old vinyl that disc went the way of the buffalo many years ago. Back when we were kids my friends and I loaned each other albums all the time and some just never made their way back to me. Tragic.
As much as I wanted this album back in my collection the absurd prices I have seen on ebay for it made me say “no bueno”. Naturally Burch had a copy of it because as anyone in the Sunnyslope Crew knows, Burch, Lerma and Wayne Barnes are the three true music aficionados from the clan. Some of my all-time favorite bands including Echo and the Bunnymen, Gang of Four, X and XTC contribute some killer live performances to this album.
I absolutely love a track from one of the lesser-known post punk bands in the movie, The Au Pairs from the U.K. The song this band played in the film was “Come Again” and I remember laughing the first time I saw the movie and heard lead singer Lesley Woods introduce the song by saying “this song is about faking orgasms.” In my defense I was still in grade school at the time, but to be honest I still laugh today.
Here is the video from Urgh! A Music War for “Come Again” from The Au Pairs. Eighties music was so much better than the majority of shit created today …