Hawaiian Pups- Split Second Precision 12” & Spook Opera 7”
Here’s another record from Greg’s personal stash. Some unexpectedly excellent new wave to be found on this 12”. Playful and strange melodies to be found left and right, with a slightly dark edge and plenty of pop veneer to keep things grounded. My favorite track here is the sultry and moody “Trash” though “Baby Judy” attracted a fair amount of college radio attention in its heyday. It appears here in two forms, as a single mix and extended mix. That particular track kind of reminds me of Berlin Express’ “The Russians are Coming” with a little bit of Devo mixed in for good measure.
The three piece band was from New York City (hometown represent). This 1983 single (which can still be had at a reasonable price, for all aspiring collectors) was preceded by a scarce promo-only 7”, released on Halloween in 1982. I’ve included that track below as an added bonus.
Hawaiian Pups- Split Second Precision 12”
1. Infinite Roads
3. Young Boys
4. Baby Judy
5. Baby Judy (Extended Version)
6. Overture To Young Boys*
Hawaiian Pups- Spook Opera 7”
1. Spook Opera
*Tracks 5 & 6 bleed into each other, so I’ve ripped them as one long track.