(HUDSON, N.Y.) – New wave band Human Sexual Response embarks on a rare reunion tour, stopping at Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 8pm, on the occasion of the release of Unba Unba, a DVD recording of the band’s past live concert performances. Rasputina warms up the crowd.
Best known for the college-radio hit “(I Want to Be) Jackie Onassis,” the group – named after the Masters and Johnson bestseller – was founded by four neighbors in Boston in 1977 as an all-kazoo band. The lineup expanded to seven members when it became a full-fledged rock band on Boston’s notoriously fertile punk/new wave scene of the early eighties, featuring four singers, Larry Bangor, Casey Cameron, Windle Davis and Dini Lamot, galvanized by guitarist Rich Gilbert, bassist Chris Maclachlan and drummer Malcolm Travis.
Other staples of the group’s repertoire included “Land of the Glass Pinecones,” “Butt Fuck,” and “What Does Sex Mean to Me?”
The group disbanded in 1982. It has occasionally reunited over the past three decades. In the interim, members have scattered and gone onto other careers in and outside of music. Dini Lamot launched a new career as “Musty Chiffon.” Aided by long-time partner Windle Davis, Lamot/Chiffon recorded a dance version of “Jackie Onassis” in 1999. The two now operate a bed and breakfast in Hudson, N.Y.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.