Bush Tetras

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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. They've remained active in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.
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Albums

A119 Wild Things — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Wild Things (Album) ROIR A119 US 1983 Sell This Version
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37569 Beauty Lies — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Beauty Lies (Album) Tim/Kerr Records, Tim/Kerr Records 37569 US 1997 Sell This Version
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RUSCD 8303 Very Very Happy — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Very Very Happy(CD, Album, Enh) ROIR RUSCD 8303 US 2007 Sell This Version
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RUSCD 8324 Happy — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Happy (Album) ROIR RUSCD 8324 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

99-02 Too Many Creeps — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps (EP) 99 Records (2) 99-02 US 1980 Sell This Version
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FET 007 Things That Go Boom In The Night — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Things That Go Boom In The Night Fetish Records FET 007 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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TEES 12-07, TEES-12-07 Rituals — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Rituals (EP) Fetish Records, Fetish Records TEES 12-07, TEES-12-07 US 1981 Sell This Version
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FE 15 Can't Be Funky — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Can't Be Funky(7", W/Lbl) Fetish Records FE 15 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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644 830 139-7 Page 18 — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Page 18 (Single) Tim/Kerr Records 644 830 139-7 US 1996 Sell This Version
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RUSLP-9703 Too Many Creeps — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Too Many Creeps ROIR RUSLP-9703 US 2011 Sell This Version
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PKRV003 Snakes Crawl — Bush Tetras Phil Kieran feat. Bush Tetras Phil Kieran feat. Bush Tetras - Snakes Crawl (EP) Phil Kieran Recordings PKRV003 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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WCR 083 Take The Fall — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Take The Fall (EP) Wharf Cat Records WCR 083 US 2018 Sell This Version
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TMR 616 There Is A Hum / Seven Years — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras There Is A Hum / Seven Years (Single) Third Man Records TMR 616 US 2019 Sell This Version
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Compilations

A-163 Better Late Than Never (Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983) — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Better Late Than Never (Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983)(Cass, Comp, RM) ROIR A-163 US 1989 Sell This Version
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RUSCD 8218 Boom In The Night (Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983) — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Boom In The Night (Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983) (Comp) ROIR USA RUSCD 8218 US 1995 Sell This Version
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THI21311.2 Tetrafied — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Tetrafied(CD, Comp) Thirsty Ear THI21311.2 US 1996 Sell This Version
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WCR118 Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras — Bush Tetras Bush Tetras Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras (Comp) Wharf Cat Records WCR118 US 2021 Sell This Version

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factcheckr

factcheckr

June 13, 2006
edited over 16 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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