THE AU PAIRS – “LIVE IN BERLIN” (1981)
The Au Pairs were contemporaries of Gang Of Four, surgeon and covered a lot of the same political post-punk ground. Most of their songs were both fierce commentaries on social ills and were tightly-wound blasts of sharp funk textures, but they set themselves apart by having a female frontwoman, Lesley Woods, who delivered witty, inflammatory vocals.
The band only lasted a few years, but put out two great albums (“Playing With A Different Sex” and “Sense and Sensuality”) and this, a live album recorded at the 1981 Berlin Women’s Festival. The highlight of the disc is a smokin’ version of “We’re So Cool”. Check it out first, if you’ve never heard the band and want a small taste.
NOTE: The ID3 tags for this album say, I think, that the set is from 1988. Make sure to correct this in your MP3 player software.