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No Wave clothing Bloods formed in NEW YORK in 1979 — led by vocalist Adele Bertei, also an associate of Wayne Chance’s Contortions, the initial lineup additionally featured guitarist Kathy Rey, bassist Ann Phelan, keyboardist Annie Toone and drummer Kathleen Campbell. Phelan exited 90 days in to the band’s lifestyle, and with fresh bassist Brenda Alderman, Bloods dedicated their funk-punk provocations to vinyl fabric with 1981’s “No Switch,” issued for the Au Pairs’ Leave label and called Single from the Week by Britain’s New Musical Express upon its launch. Although Bloods taken care of a relentless live plan, opening for everybody through the Clash to Gang of Four towards the Go-Go’s, their following recorded result was limited by their contributions for the soundtrack of Lizzie Borden’s film Created in Flames, which co-starred Bertei. Bloods dissolved in 1982 after completing a Western tour; Bertei later on offered with Bush Tetras before experiencing a solo profession. “Switch Up” appears for the Soul Jazz label’s acclaimed 2003 compilation NY Sound.

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