Monday, July 23, 2012

Animal Dance - Fake / Sterile Mecca (1983)

Vibrant percussion flavored art pop new wave from Los Angeles. No six stringed thing here. Instead they entertain with sax, synth, bass, an array of percussion instruments, and very catchy vocals.

I included scans of the inner sleeve with more info on the band, and some press clippings. Seems they were compared to Bow Wow Wow quite a bit in the local press. Which is fair I suppose, but their sound has just as much in common with irregular art outsiders like The Del-Byzanteens.

Animal Dance also have a standout track on the Radio Tokyo Tapes 2 comp, I put up here.

I found this video via the great Scavenged Luxury blog. Where they sort of pooh-poohed it. True they changed their sound, but me likes!


  1. Oh man,
    I have just dicovered your blog and there is not enough time to listen to all this excellent music you have uploaded.

    Thank you very much!

    You will go to heaven for that..:)

    greetings from Poland