Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Great Lost Singles of the 80s (An Occasional Series)

From 1981, please enjoy The Fabulous Perms and the lead-off track to their not available on CD Good Answer EP -- the delightfully catchy slice of New Wave Girl Group revivalism that is "Touch Me."

The Perms are backed here by a bunch of folks out of the whole Springsteen/Southside Johnny Jersey Shore mafia (Betty Perm is actually the ex-Mrs. Southside). And in the interest of full disclosure, I should add that Laura Perm, who's singing lead on the track, is an old and dear friend, although I didn't actually meet her until a decade after this was recorded.

In any case, an adorable record, I think; for more on The Perms, just click on the clipping below for a more readable (i.e., full-size) version of their story, which behooves beholding.

I'm not sure any of that stuff about Finland is strictly true, BTW.


Artie Fufnick said...

Very cute song. Thanks for posting!

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