Seth Bogart "Men On The Verge Of Nothing" LP (2020)
Details: Seth Bogart's second solo release with a host of friends on backup released on his Wacky Wacko label in 2020. New stock, black vinyl, sealed.
Description: "The storied career of the glammy singer-songwriter continues with a jangly, fuzzy, noisy album of bummer jams that sound like hugs from a pal who’s bummed out about boys. ... Men on the Verge of Nothing arrives at a time when much of California is in ashes and the rest of the world feels like it’s on the verge of collapse. But like many of us, Bogart has put his trust in the community of women, both real and imagined, assembling a band of sisters including Bikini Kill’s Tobi Vail and Kathleen Hanna, Kate Nash, ex-Punx Erin Emslie and Alana Amram (who also plays in the terrific psych-rock band Habibi)—and, most prominently, Roxanne Clifford of Patience and the shoulda-been-huge Veronica Falls. Men takes a note from Veronica Falls’ fuzz-pop, and another from the sound of the late Patrick Doyle, the much-missed Veronica Falls drummer who made his own kind of queer noise-pop as Basic Plumbing. ... Men’s tracks venerate a certain kind of gay guy’s icons: X-Ray Spex’s Poly Styrene, whose classic “Oh Bondage! Up Yours” becomes, in Bogart’s hands, less enraged than engorged. And “Dawn’s Lips” doubles up on the hero-worship, transposing the Vaselines’ perennial “Molly’s Lips” into a love letter to Welcome to the Dollhouse’s Dawn Wiener. Let the boys sissy out and shimmy like Dawn danced to her garage rock crush. The alternative is sick."--Jesse Dorris, Pitchfork
Grade: M (new stock)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A2. Dawn's Lips
A3. Oh Bondage Up Yours!
A4. Boys Who Don't Wanna Be Boys
A5. Men On The Verge Of Nothing
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B2. Lavender Heights
B3. Sunday Boy 2
B5. Imaginary Music Vol. One