Here's a special BoHA edition of cool videos that have crossed my desk as of late. Above left, we've got Sweden's amazing Bob Hund, and their perennial WFMU hit "Ett Fall Och En Lösning", which you and I know better as their absolutely leveling rendition of Pere Ubu's "Final Solution". On the right, taking a substantially less aggro route, it's Mr. Augustus Pablo being backed by the Soul Syndicate Band at Japansplash, circa 1986. The sweet strains of the melodica get scarcely any better than this.
In the left-most slot of row two, we've got the shamelessly un-topical 23rd Street Summer Jam from many summers ago, "Red Light/Green Light" by Charizma with Peanut Butter Wolf. It's been stuck in my head for more than a week, so by sharing it here, my hope is to afflict you all with the recent soundtrack of my musically overpacked cranium. Wrapping up this week's visual montage is a rare one from one of Washington DC's more misunderstood and undersung 1980s punk/wave bands, The Slickee Boys (above right). This video shows our neon-clad heroes tearing through their signature song (so sayeth me, anyway...) "You Gotta Tell Me Why" with style and aplomb. Kim Kane (guitar, stage left) is the coolest axeman to ever make a convincing statement with a handlebar moustache.