DEBBIE NEON, Psycho Killer, 1979

I was never a big fan of the Talking Heads. They always seemed to be  a little too pretentious and serious. So this silly  cover version of their classic new wave song doesn´t sound so bad to my ears. This record is a good example of  the sell-out of new wave, but then wasn´t new wave  already the sell-out of punk?

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Either way I like this German disco version of “Psycho Killer”. It´s still a weird song and Debbie Neon is trying her best to sound reasonably crazy…

DEBBIE NEON, Psycho Killer, 1979

DEBBIE NEON, Neon Lights, 1979

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FANCY ROSY, Punk Police, 1977

fancy-rosy-frontfancy-rosy-backfancy-rosy-labelIn 1977 you supposedly either liked Punk or you liked Disco, but just like Debbie Harry, Fancy Rosy liked both. On this record she is doing a Disco song on the A-side and a Punk parody on the flip.

While she might not have known exactly what she was doing, her imitation of Nina Hagen or Poly Styrene is pretty good and in the end still comes off as  more crazy than most “Punk” singers today.toilet-terror

Fancy Rosy is the world`s most successful poster-model, because her poster “Toilet Terror” was sold 3 million times. At least that`s what it says on the back of the sleeve..

FANCY ROSY, Punk Police, 1977

FANCY ROSY, I Am The Clown Of Disco Town, 1977

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