45. THE LEATHER NUN - Desolation Ave EP (Wire Records WRMS 007) 1985
Here's another instance where I only own one record by a band. I've never even heard anything else by Swedish band The Leather Nun. I did go to one of their gigs in 1986 but can't remember a thing. Mustn't have been that impressed.
I plucked this 12" EP from the shelves today and remembered why I probably paid to go and see them. 'Son Of A Good Family' is great punk rock. It's a mix in equal measure of The Stooges with The Ramones but with a half spoken half sung Lou Reed vocal delivery.
The Leather Nun named themselves after a London stripper and once shocked their audience by showing a porno movie at a concert. They didn't do this at the gig I went to otherwise I would have remembered!!
Concert ticket from 04/11/86
songs on EP:
On The Road
Son Of A Good Family
Desolation Avenue (full length version)