This Week's Rare Bit O'Swag: Vespa Sex album by Sta-Prest

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I have this 7″ framed amongst my other record collectibles. It’s a hoot to listen to and someday I will get it transferred into MP3 form for my iPod.

From Wikipedia:

“Sta-Prest first made its appearance on the queercore record label Outpunk Records, on its compilation Outpunk Dance Party. Soon afterwards they released their first EP, Vespa Sex, also on Outpunk, followed later by a 7″ single. Like other bands influenced by the nascent Riot Grrrl scene in Olympia, Washington, New York No Wave, and European post-punk, core members of Sta-Prest – Aloofah (Iraya Robles), Dudley Manlove (Gary Fembot), and Professor Swish (Stanley Lamontague) – adopted pseudonyms, swapped instruments between songs, and practiced a consensus-based approach to song composition. A revolving membership included Tetley, Twi Tybat, Clutch-y-Spun, and Scout. Their avant-pop sound and combination of male and female vocals were unique in the Queercore scene.”

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