Thursday, December 22, 2005

Joe "King" Carrasco- Get Off

Get Off Has Gone Away

Oh, the fun we had dancing to this Texan 25 years ago! Even though Joe "King" Carrasco's sound is intentionally absurd "96 Tears"-derived frat rock, he was still considered a subversive "new wave" artist during that regimented era. Carrasco's manic live performances were inspired by the antics of James Brown. He and his band expertly worked their bacchanalian fans into a frenzy. Because it seems almost completely forgotten outside his home state, I had planned to make a case for reviving Carrasco's most excellent party music. Alas, the tinny sound on this major label compilation fails to capture Carrasco's glorious energy.

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