Selected Artists

1962: Clipper Cowbridge

1963: The Swiss Invasion

1965: Marilyn Kaye

1969: The Fold

1970: Yorgi

1971: Devon Shire

1972: Sandee Saunders

1976: Rockfinger

1978: The Spooky Bunch

1979: Decoupage

1981: Bleep

1985: Tiger Love

1985: Laryssa Foxxx

1986: Smasher of Things

1987: Suthrn Cuzn

1989: ~pianogirl~

1990: Razorflesh

1995: Breaker Bear

1996: Action Plus

1998: J Lounge

2001: Eesk

2004: Lazarus Project

1981: Bleep

Bleep's 1981 album, Space Doors (Clubbo Records)TURQUOISE TIGHTS and big-shouldered blazers. Poppers and greyhounds on the dance floor. And Bleep’s cheerfully perverted “Rubber Lover” whipping clubbers into a hopping, bopping frenzy.

But beneath the new-wave nostalgia lies a tragic tale of ambition, self-loathing and ketchup. Driven by a desperate need to be taken seriously, Bleep singer Martin Jarrow was ultimately undone by the sheer silliness of his best-known song.

Fortunately, those with fewer metaphysical pretensions can wallow guilt-free in the tongue-twisting lewdness of “Rubber Lover.” It’s easy to hear why the song was a club favorite from Mykonos to Melbourne, guaranteeing its inclusion in ’80s music compilations for decades to come. MORE…

LISTEN:

Rubber Lover

Space Doors

(song lyrics and credits)

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