Aug 18, 2023
On today's episode, I talk to musicians Pat Place and Cynthia
Sley of Bush Tetras. Both art students, Cynthia and Pat moved to
New York in the 1970s and were soon sucked into the music scene.
Pat became one of the founders and the guitarist of James Chance
and the Contortions, and then in 1979, the two formed Bush Tetras.
Their debut 7-inch EP, "Too Many Creeps", was released in 1980 on
99 Records, and even though they only stayed together for another
three years, the band was an integral part of the downtown New York
no wave scene. The band has reformed twice since then, once in the
late-'90s and most recently in the mid-aughts, and they've been
going strong since. Their latest album They Live in My Head was
just released at the end of July on Wharf Cat Records, and it's
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