Sunday, December 5, 2010

Connie & The Lingustics 7" (1982)


Holy Hell! Early eighties New York band, Connie & The Linguistics lay somewhere between punk and new wave, between Blondie and The Plasmatics and between bad taste and worse taste.




Deconstructing the elements of this video wields a bounty of awkward joy; Connie's burlesque moves, the punk guy who gets to shout "Crazy!" a lot and do the rap plus almost every one in the video commits pantomime suicide at one point. Truly the punk band of John Waters' dreams.





While staying on the same video set, Connie & co., get to show off their more pop aspirations and celebrate the "Nu Way" by giving some business dude a fuckin' mohawk.


Connie & The Linguistics 7" link is in the comments

Speaking of comments, C'mon once the dumbfoundedness wears off, you WILL have some comment to add.

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    C'mon this deserves some kind of comment doesn't it?







    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?rt2ma9twqsb4zf4

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  2. it's Interesting! to say the least

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  3. The source of these tracks seems to be ripped from the same youtube videos and the sound is really bad and sucks. I have the original 7'' and it sounds amazing.

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  4. Anon
    Are you for real? If you have good rips, why not consider sending it this way so everyone can enjoy the "amazing versions"?
    I await your reply.

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  5. Bristol Boy
    I found these videos back when preparing my Lords of The New Church posts and couldn't stop watching - fascinating stuff.

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  6. CallPastorJerkfaceDecember 5, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Ouch. Defending The Monkees hipness in 1967 would have been a walk in the park compared to giving these folks a punk rock thumbs up in the early 80's. Didn't Connie guest star on Quincy or something like that? If not she should have.

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  7. woah,the punk Dolly Parton?Great stuff Jeff...

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  8. I love the old videos with just an empty studio and the band. No big directors, no overreaching plot, just guitars and stagecraft.

    I also would like to hear those original recordings because I can barely make out any of the words in these songs.

    It's clee-ah the band the band were trying to look the part, but they aren't angry enough to be punks nor polished enough to be new wave. I knew a lot of bands like this, they desperately wanted to make music and would bend to any trend in order to get signed. None of them made it beyond one album.

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  9. By the way...Connie > Linguists
    I see what you did there

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  10. I saw them at a bar in Hawthorne New York in the 80's what a goof

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  11. CPB
    Yeah there's something of the Quiny about this.

    Roberto
    I'd love to hear the Dolly Parton of punk, I'm just not sure this is it!

    Don
    Yeah there are some great vdie form this barestage era.
    Sorry for the rap sound, I've been waiting to find a legit copy for over a years and just gave up. the videos are the key element of the post for sure.

    Yeah whenever you see 'linguist' you know what pun is coming.

    Ron
    Welcome

    Charlie
    I bet they'd have put on an over-the-top live performance.

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  12. I had a friend that played keyboards with them, Linda Dixon was her name.

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  13. Anon
    If you ever speak to Linda tell her we'd love to post any memories she has of the band.

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  14. I'm the original drummer. From 79 to 81. We were on Uncle Floyd several times and played all over the village and state. Linda Dixon auditioned bit never was a Linguistik..

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