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Boom In The Night

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Cowboys In Africa
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Things That Go Boom In The Night
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You Can't Be Funky
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Snakes Crawl
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Rituals
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Moonlite
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You Taste Like The Tropics
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Das Ah Riot
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Too Many Creeps
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Dum Dum
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Stand Up And Fight
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Who's Gonna Pay
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It's So Weird
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Funky (Instrumental)
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 49:35

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Worth Listening to!

drjeckyl

This record is a creative blend of punk and funk. Some excellent songs here but a couple sound like filler to me. The Bush Tetras sound reminds me a lot or Romeo Void, who were relatively popular at the same time. Because of their similarities, I am surprised the Bush Tetras did not get more recognition. If you are interested, then be sure to check out: "Cowboys in Africa", "Can't be funky", and "Things that go Boom in the night". But, listen to the rest. There is a lot here to like.

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Sparse. Whomp. Chang.

dadadata

A great band, and in their early days, wiry and tight. Later, maybe a little too metal.

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Awsome

CamiloM

One of the best recommendations I've ever gotten from eMusic. Sort of a cross between Bauhaus, Fela Kuti and David Byrne. It's great from start to finish.

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Not in the UK

JP8-88

Can't download in the UK also

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Essential NYC punk-funk

rocknrollsulan

Many music fans with an interest in the "post-punk" era often overlook American groups in favor of British groups, and those who focus on the American scenes seem to neglect the Bush Tetras. The professionals, however, know damn well how much credit this band deserves.

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Cross territorial licensing

luke.sutton

LAME I can't download this album and that sucks.

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Great Find!

Dubby

I always wondered when I'd run across some Bush Tetras again and here it is! There are some gems in here- especially the "Funky" cuts. They were always a popular party tape addition and blended well with favorites of the time such as the Raybeats and Gang of Four. A group of us actually got to catch Bush Tetras / Gun Club at the Metro way back when. Pick a few to download and enjoy!

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underrated post-punk funk

BarmyFotheringayPhipps

Liquid Liquid and ESG got all the press, but the Bush Tetras -- who leaned a little more to the punk side of the punk-funk mixture than those other bands -- were in the long run a better band. ESG and Liquid Liquid were brilliant at creating grooves, not so much at writing songs; the Bush Tetras are as satisfying to sit and listen to as they are to dance to. This set collects almost all of their studio recordings, and it's essential not only for fans of the era, but for fans of !!! or the Rapture: this is where they got it from.

They Say All Music Guide

Subtitled “Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983,” Boom in the Night was a CD reissue of the 1989 cassette compilation Better Late Than Never, though it omitted one track, the demo “Makin’ a Mistake,” and resequenced the remaining 14 tracks. The Bush Tetras made a couple of independent label EPs and a single in New York in the early ’80s, and then disappeared. The music was simple and relentless, as were the chanted messages of songs such as the seminal “Too Many Creeps.” This was punk minimalism down to the point of amateurishness, but no less compelling because of it. The album, which contained the same liner notes as the earlier one, apparently was released to herald the April 1995 reformation of the Bush Tetras. – William Ruhlmann

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