FLOOR KISS: Goodnight moon
I have no idea what this album sounds like but below are
three tunes, two of which most likely ended up on this EP in some form.
Kiss used to rehearse in the storefront of 68 East First Street in
New York's East Village (now a hair salon). I knew Kevin Fullen from
my NOISE New York connection, I lived at "68" for nearly
17 years and their rehearsal space eventually became my electronics shop
/ production facility.
This summary from Trouser Press. "After leaving
the Bush Tetras, drummer Dee Pop and his singing wife, onetime John
Cale sidewoman Deerfrance, launched Floor Kiss with former 8 Eyed
Spy guitarist Michael Paumgardhen and bassist Kevin Fullen.
Hampered by crude self-production, the band's six-song 12-inch pairs simple
rock-cum-power pop backing and breathy vocals in service of reasonably
diverting material. A minor pleasure that might have developed into something."
That last statement pretty much sums up so many "unrealized"
music projects. From my experience, chemicals magnified sensitive
ego issues, hampered communication and strained tempers. Amongst
the talented people I have known, many most likley suffer from some form
of ADHD, hence the tendency toward "self-medication."
Deerfrance is a highly spirited person who can quickly
dish up lots of ideas - and this was my recollection when she showed up
at another band's session ten years later in 1993. That band was
FAITH, a group that also had great potential and whose music I will post.
I had done some repair work for FAITH - they rehearsed just a few blocks
away on Ludlow street just south of Katz Deli. Deerfrance recommended
me to FAITH when the Black Rock Coalition was assembling music for a compilation
These tracks show what a phenomenal singer Deerfrance
is. I mixed two of these songs at NOISE New York. "Grab You
Up" was "restructured" after transferring the one-inch 16-track to 24-track
to re-arrange the tune a bit. We then overdubbed and remixed the
song at Record Plant NYC in one evening, mostly likely late 1984 or early
1985. I do remember the mix bus processing chain consisted of Teletronics
LA-2A, dbx 160x and Pultec EQP-1.
Floor Kiss - Goodnight Moon (1985) EP
Deerfrance - vocals & guitar
Romantic to be dead (Deerfrance)
Qui tu est (Deerfrance)
Grab You Up (Deerfrance)
Dust to Dust (Deerfrance)
Lonely Dance (Deerfrance)
(It's Not) The First Time (Deerfrance)
Dee Pop - drums & perc
Kevin Fullen - bass
Michael Paumgardhen - guitar
Produced by Floorkiss
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