Naughty Women – “All The World’s A Lay” & “Bummer Bitch”
Here are two songs off their demo circa 1982. One of my many projects that I take a stab at in fits and spurts is converting my old cassettes to digital files. I came across this 12 song demo by the Naughty Women who were from Fullerton, California. I wanna say I saw them once at the Galaxy in Fullerton, but I have no clear memory of their set or anything else, so maybe not. After reading a few things on line I see Rikk Agnew was in the band at one time as well as Izzy Stradlin (later of LA Guns and Guns n Roses) and Bill Evans who has owned and operated Black Hole Records (Brea & Fullerton, CA) for several decades now. It did not dawn on me until I read an interview with Tony of the Adolescents that he was referring to them in the subtitle of the Adolescents compilation of demo and rare tracks “The Complete Demos 1980-1986 - Naughty Women in Black Sweaters” that came out in 2005.
Three of the tracks on this tape were released legitimately; “Linda Is A Monster” and “Jealousy” on the 1982 compilation titled “Sudden Death” on Smoke Seven Records and “Fuck Yourself” was included in the Grand Theft Audio CD compilation titled “High Road To Obscurity – Vol. 1: Dredging Up The Dregs “ from the year 2000. Of the two songs here I’ll have to assume “All The World’s A Lay” is an original and the second song is a cover of Freestone’s “Bummer Bitch”; a song later brought to fame via the Killed By Death bootleg comp series. I find this odd for them to have covered a pretty much unknown contemporary’s song. Freestone was from Northern California and I believe they had some friendship with Fullerton proto-punks The Mechanics, so perhaps there is some Fullerton connection I’m oblivious to.
(The flyer image here is from a flickr post http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifeontheedge/)