Pink Section Pink Section on LP
Named after the San Francisco Chronicle’s pink-hued arts and entertainment guide, Pink Section coalesced at SF Art Institute and performed their first show at the legendary Deaf Club on Valentine’s Day, 1979. These self-taught musicians existed on the fringe (even in the local underground scene), producing an unusual brand of off-kilter post-punk against a backdrop of Dadaist aesthetics.
The group itself was strangely symmetrical: singer Judy Gittelsohn and drummer Carol Detweiler (both members of Inflatable Boy Clams), singer/guitarist Matt Heckert (Survival Research Laboratories) and bassist Stephen Wymore. While the hallucinatory layers of male/female vocals on “Shopping” conjure images of deranged domesticity and ’50s Americana gone haywire, the fractured riffs of “Midsummer New York” deconstruct Yoko Ono’s original even further, stripping bare Pink Section’s fondness for angular rhythms and out-of-control oscillations.
This first-time retrospective LP from Superior Viaduct collects the band’s rare 1979 single, self-titled EP, unreleased demos and live material. Recommended for fans of Suburban Lawns, Units, and Devo.
Pink Section Pink Section Track Listing:
1. Tour Of China
3. Wine World
4. Midsummer New York
5. Flat Dog
6. Part Time
7. Francine's List
8. Safety Instruction
9. Jane Blank
10. Cars Don't Wait For Love
11. Lonely Fashionette
12. Been in the Basement 30 Years