Wow you really can’t fault spotify when they have C Cat Trance in there.
My best friend in college Mike Anderson introduced me to these guys in… 1991 or so? The song came out in 1986. I couldn’t believe I had never heard it. I mean, I grew up in pre-internet Alaska and all, so I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised, but we liked to think that we were hip to things.
I hadn’t really heard anything like them at the time, though it’s hard to imagine that now. I still love their vocal intensity, tribal clubbiness, but built around almost traditional verse-chorus-bridge. It’s like techno, punk and pop all mixed up in one. I don’t know. They felt… smart. Intense. Ha. Listening to it now I can see why a 19 year old me liked them so much.
I don’t emotionally associate them with anything, really. There’s no trieste nostalgia with them. But when I remember them, when they come on my iPod randomly, or they just pop into my mind - often because someone talks about tattoos. They had this one song where the lead singer sang about his tattoo. Ha. That doesn’t seem smart, I guess. I don’t know. But this one… raw.
They popped into my head because I’m going to a Ghostly event tonight. I’ll bet Sam liked C Cat Trance.