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Onion Skin - Boom Crash Opera

Legbamel Not-Pop

Today's song takes me back to the 80s, when I would dance in public at the drop of a hat. It takes more than a hat these days (well, maybe a ten-gallon hat) but some of those same songs can get me moving like it was 1989. Boom Crash Opera's Onion Skin rates as one of those songs. I still have the cassette around, but I'd just about forgotten about the song since digital music took over my life.

Last night I was peeling an onion and, lo!, there was the song, fully formed and just as fun, dancing around in the back of my mind. Naturally, I put down the onion and used the magic of the Interwebs to find it. It actually makes good cooking music, as long as you're not making a souffle. Why Boom Crash Opera never got much recognition in the US I'll never know, although none of their other songs were quite this great. I understand they were pretty popular for a while in Australia, from where they hail, but INXS eclipsed them. That's too bad, but at least you can still enjoy Onion Skin. If you can get ahold of “These Here Are Crazy Times”, try giving Axe to Grind a listen, as well.

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