Bush Tetras

Bush Tetras

Bush Tetras were part of the New York no wave/post-punk era in the early 1980s, releasing early material on local labels ROIR (Reachout International Records) and 99 Records (2), as well as on Fetish Records.


Bush Tetras Discography Tracks


A119 Bush Tetras Wild Things(Cass, Album) ROIR (Reachout International Records) A119 US 1983 Sell This Version
Bush Tetras Beauty Lies (Album) Tim/Kerr Records, Tim/Kerr Records US 1997 Sell This Version
RUSCD 8303 Bush Tetras Very Very Happy(CD, Album, Enh) ROIR (Reachout International Records) RUSCD 8303 US 2007 Sell This Version
Bush Tetras Happy (Album) ROIR (Reachout International Records) US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps 99 Records (2) US 1980 Sell This Version
Bush Tetras Rituals (EP) Fetish Records, Fetish Records US 1981 Sell This Version
FET 007 Bush Tetras Things That Go Boom In The Night(7") Fetish Records FET 007 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FE 15 Bush Tetras Can't Be Funky(7", W/Lbl) Fetish Records FE 15 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Bush Tetras Page 18 (Single) Tim/Kerr Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps ROIR (Reachout International Records) US 2011 Sell This Version
Phil Kieran feat. Bush Tetras Phil Kieran feat. Bush Tetras - Snakes Crawl (EP) Phil Kieran Recordings UK 2012 Sell This Version


A-163 Bush Tetras Better Late Than Never (Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983)(Cass, Comp, RM) ROIR (Reachout International Records) A-163 US 1989 Sell This Version
Bush Tetras Boom In The Night (Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983) (Comp) ROIR (Reachout International Records) US 1995 Sell This Version
THI21311.2 Bush Tetras Tetrafied(CD, Comp) Thirsty Ear THI21311.2 US 1996 Sell This Version


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June 13, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
Chugga chugga.

Great first single only adds to the credibility of 99 Records as a vehicle and Ed B as a visionary. Snakey white boy punk-funk that doesn't try to be black, but has a good time getting sweaty.

I saw them in a little gallery in Seattle around 1980 and they were the real deal. They were fun and funky, and all cool NYC and standoffish at the same time. Laura Kennedy was hot, Pat Place was cool, and Dee Pop laid down the jerky new-wave funk beat.

I still have the 99 single and I rate "You Taste Like The Tropics" right up there with "Contort Yourself" as an example of what this scene was all about.

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