From: Mark Turner (nugroove_at_pacbell.net)
Date: 2004-09-24 06:13:23
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
Medium Medium Relaunches at the Knitting Factory During 2004 CMJ Music
Los Angeles, CA (September 24, 2004) - Recently reunited, Medium Medium
return to the stage for the first time in 21 years when they play a showcase
at the Knitting Factory Tap Bar in New York City on Saturday, October 16 as
part of the 2004 CMJ Music Marathon. The post-punk/funk pioneers, best known
for their influential dance club hit, "Hungry, So Angry," last played
together in June 1983.
Enjoying a revival of club and radio play worldwide thanks to the inclusion
of "Hungry, So Angry" on several compilation releases this year, Medium
Medium, now U.S.-based, is taking the show back on the road. As Dan Martino
recently wrote about "Hungry, So Angry" in the New York Press (Aug. 4-10,
2004), "With its disco drums and horns and screeching, anxiety-attacked
vocals, it's obvious it was all done better the first time around." Now, a
new generation of music fans will have an opportunity to hear what Martino
was writing about.
Medium Medium, formed in England in 1978, were early innovators of what is
now variously referred to as punk funk, no wave, death disco, disco punk, or
neo-dance music, paving the way for the current wave of early
1980s-influenced bands. The band's groundbreaking second single, "Hungry, So
Angry," made influential Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau's
best-of-the-year 'Dean's List' in 1981, entered the Billboard Disco Top 50
that same year, and "introduced scads of young bassists to the popping bass
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
Images of the reformed Medium Medium are available for download in high (300
dpi) and low (72 dpi) resolution versions.
1). MM_Echo091604_Andy-Alan: (l-r) Andy Ryder (lead vocals, guitar) and Alan
Turton (bass, backing vocals) at a warm-up show at the Echo, Los Angeles, in
2). MM_Echo091604_Alan: Alan Turton (bass, backing vocals) at a warm-up show
at the Echo, Los Angeles, in mid-September 2004.
A sample of "Hungry, So Angry" may be heard at:
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2658 Griffith Park Blvd. #334
Los Angeles, CA 90039-2520
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