Bone – Pirate The Islands // The Headlines Have It (Rumble Records) 1979. Bone were simply a bunch of dudes who liked to party. Party hard. They were from Florida and they lived the lifestyle all the way. It was the 70′s baby. Times were crazy! Don’t fuck with my buzz. The dude in the centre of the great cover photo (click to enlarge) was Richard Bone, the main man behind the band. He’d takes his fellow bandmates on a little out and back around Marina Bay. They would bring along some strippers and a shitload of cocaine. The coconut oil would be slathered all over everyone’s thonged bodies while they ate saltwater taffy and drank Captain Morgan. The sound system was off the hook! It was in precisely this environment that Pirate The Islands was conceived. Yeah you have heard Synth-Punk before but have you ever heard Synth-Punk-Yacht-Rock? I think not. Bone were a genre all to themselves. The B-Side does not continue the nautical theme but it rocks. You gotta crank this mother up to 11 at your next party. Sit back and watch people nervously try to “get” this. You can’t “get” this. It’s beyond all of us.
NOTE: Everything I said about Bone is completely fictional. I know nothing about the band. These are just the impressions I get when listening to this 45.