A small group of Stanford college grads take mucho dodgy batch of LSD called Blue Sunshine and start feeling the side-effects ten years later: hair loss and swift deterioration into erratic, sweaty, screaming, zombie killers (that hate loud sounds). The concept from this 1978 movie clearly tickled the cerebella of Messrs. Severin, Steven and Smith, Robert who snaffled the title for The Glove's one-off 1983 outing.
It is an odd record. According to the Banshees' Budgie, he and Siouxsie "looked in on a couple of sessions, and couldn't believe what was going on...a situation obviously fuelled by parties and various substances."
A shame that the project was overshadowed by the profile of Banshees and Cure output that year as both groups were enjoying smash hit singles - Dear Prudence; The Lovecats. A shame because the psychedelic pop and accessible experimentalism on Blue Sunshine is a delight from start to finish. Give it a go.
(Spooky to note out how in the years since our two protagonists have been no strangers to hair loss, and erratic, sweaty, screaming behaviour. The evils of drugs kids....)
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