Flashes of light rarely burn for long. Bush Tetras exploded into New
York in 1979 and flamed out just a few years later. Yet somehow
this lightning-quick band have risen from their own ashes again and
again for four decades. The spark that ignited Bush Tetras tapped
into a deep grid of power, fueled by guitarist Pat Place, singer Cyn-
thia Sley, and drummer Dee Pop.
That chemistry is palpable on Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of
Bush Tetras, which features 29 songs across 3 LPs pressed onto
180-gram vinyl and remastered by Carl Saff, plus a 46-page book
with never-before-seen photos, an original essay on the band by
Marc Masters, and micro essays by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore,
R&B legend Nona Hendryx, The Clash's Topper Headon, & more.
From the band's earliest recordings to their current, vital-as-ever
incarnation, Rhythm and Paranoia - for the first time ever - show-
cases the thier unique, influential, and body-shaking meld of rock,
punk, funk, reggae, and more in one cohesive, immersive, and me-
ticulously constructed box set.