Spray Pals – Project A
While I have no idea WHAT a Spray Pal is supposed to be, thanks to the liner notes on this single we at least know WHO they are (or were, as it were). Kristin Gushurst on keyboards and Susanne Lewis on guitar & vocals were Spray Pals, and this single hailed from Denver, Colorado circa 1982. Bob Drake helped out on bass and percussion, and the thing that probably got me to pick this up years back was the bouzouki contribution from Nikos Zigouris, as I had a serious Greek music fixation back in the early 80’s.
Susanne Lewis has been involved in a number of interesting musical projects over the years, from Thinking Plague to Hail to Kissyfur, and those interested in delving further into her catalogue can find more information here: http://susannelewis.com/selecteddiscography. The 2 tracks herein are both quite listenable femme postpunk, the A-side (Happy Go Lucky) has a bit of a mid-eastern feel (and features the bouzouki), while the B-side (Dead Sea) features a strong, simple riff that’s quite intoxicating. Would love to hear more from these Pals.