1982: Geffen 2-2036
If you dont know Berlins Sex (Im a ) you need to go hear it right now. Its just one of the funniest songs we got out of the 80s. In Walla Walla, where I grew up, it was one of those songs you knew about before youd heard it anywhere, and then you heard it somewhere unusual before you had a clue where you could find a copy in a store. And back in those days there was likely only one shop that would ever carry it: Hot Poop, which was the source of most of my vinyl collection.
This is a fun and surprising album, with a multifaceted surface but deep too. But what any track of it evokes for me is the image of the cathedral in Milan, because at one point in my youth I spent countless hours listening to this on headphones while working on a jigsaw puzzle featuring that building (with a street fair/market in front). Its an odd combination, I know.
Masquerade, Tell Me Why, The Metro, and World of Smiles are my favorite tracks from Pleasure Victim.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.