The latest digs from Dark Entries' Patrick Cowley excavation unearths some more sonic gold. In 1972 Patrick was living in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood with Theresa McGinley and Janice Sukaitis, friends of his from New York. Through his roommates he met Candice Vadalla, better known as erotic actress and producer Candida Royalle. In 1973, Theresa, Candice, and Janice formed White Trash Boom-Boom, an all-female avant-garde performance troupe. Reacting to the Angels of Light and the Cockettes, they captured the spirit of the times: camp, confrontational, and delirious. Theresa recalls, 'We brewed a brand of performance that steered away from the doctrinaire and reveled in ambiguities.' Patrick provided their theatrical experiments with appropriately zany musical accompaniment. Side A features two songs from the “Country and Western” skit, “Bride” and “Beer and a Pizza”, which were written by Janice Sukaitis, Karen Dunaway, and Cowley. The feminist skit tackled the issue of women’s limited life choices in society.
The B-side contains “Baciami” and “Spengo la Luce”, two songs from “Goes to Little Italy”, a skit addressing Catholic expectations of female chastity, performed in 1974 on top of the bar at the Stud. These songs were lifted from an Italian folk 7” found at a thrift store, and feature improvised Italian, including a solo by Candida Royalle. The material on White Trash shows Cowley flexing his synthesizer muscles to create curiously camp genre pieces.
1. Bride (1:36)
2. Beer & A Pizza (1:56)
1. Baciami (2:00)
2. Spengo La Luce (3:15)