Bettina Koster / Adele Bertei
Show DescriptionI love it when you put on an album, and it just kicks ass immediately. I love it even more when it continues to kick ass, and then when it’s over, you feel compelled to listen to it again! That doesn’t always happen, even with some of your personal favorite albums. Bettina Köster’s Queen of Noise might not be my favorite album, but it certainly falls into the realm of the type of album I just described. It just kicks ass, and continues to kick ass! I mean, seriously; when something just rocks your lame ass, you know it instantly. For those who don’t know who Bettina Köster is, she is the vocalist of the German all-girl band of awesomeness from the early ’80s known as Malaria! –Julie Finlay, popshifter
Adele Bertei returns to NYC to sing what she sings best: vintage funkified soul. Backing her up, a team of blistering no-wave veterans, the Raybeats – Pat Irwin, Jody Harris, Don Christensen – the latter two, original Contortions as is Adele. Add Bowie’s bass player, Gail Ann Dorsey to the mix and prepare to be dazzled.