“In the daytime, on the dance bar, the only American came to learn. But then the nighttime, and the blood and the screams, into vampires they turned.” – Nelly Strut/Suspiria, Sta-Prest
So, that day I ran around town with the green junk from my health smoothie spread across my upper lip was truly memorable. Thankfully, it is not quite as significant (to most folks) as the first song released by fascinating 90s queercore band Sta-Prest. Debuting on 1994’s eclectic Outpunk Dance Party compilation, Nelly Strut/Suspiria is a perfect homage to outsider pride and a gloriously homo look at the classic Dario Argento film.
The band, featuring such iconic figures as Dudley Manlove (AKA Gary Fembot), Professor Swish (Mark Bishop) and Aloofah (Irayah Robles), also released an EP called Vespa Sex – which (if you really think about it) has some pretty scary connotations, as well.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!