Didn’t get to see The Feelies live til the mid-80’s, at which point I saw them every time they played my town, and was never left anything other than blown away and exhausted. One of the greatest live bands ever.
Also, if you have not, do yourself a favor and check out Paul Tschinkel’s youtube archives. Mucho amazingness.
Amazing sound and an intimate performance. A must see for fans of this classic era. Check Libin’s youtube page for further rarities from Gang of Four, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Suicide, The Plastics, Polyrock, Snatch, and James White And The Blacks with Debbie Harry!
The titular 1982 sole LP from Vanity 6 is an absolute classic of it’s era. Written and produced by Prince, who also released his double LP 1999 the same year and was on an unparalleled hot streak creatively speaking, the album is filled with party funk every bit worthy of his genius. Seriously, there is not a bum cut on the record, and most of them have made their way into DJ sets of mine over the years.
Check out the below posted performance, LP, and this article on Prince’s tribute to Vanity at a show last night, which also has the only clip I could find of the unreleased Vanity 6 master jam, Vibrator, featuring Prince in a comedic sketch, in line with his vocal appearance on If A Girl Answers (Don’t Hang Up) from the Vanity LP.