Does anyone recall a band named Thrust from HBO's Real Sex series?
September 30, 2008 6:38 AM Subscribe
This is not a "name that song" question, but rather a "find this CD, if it was ever made into a CD" question. Vaguely NSFW inside.
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At some point between 1995 and 1999, while housesitting and enjoying the luxury of cable, I flipped through an episode (title unknown) of HBO's Real Sex. Out came a lady onto a dimly-lit stage. She approaches the mike. She screams, "SEX GHETTO! SEX GHETTO!" then, coyly (as coy as one can be wearing only chains and a wedding veil), "Anything goes in a sex ghetto." Think The Plasmatics, but with more of the avant garde and less of the subtle.
Naturally, I became enamored of this act; I wanted to hear more and to subscribe to their newsletter.
Years go by, and while I rarely fail to find my quarry (musical or otherwise), this one has gone entirely to ground. A variety of search engines have been useless; Gemm.com gives nothing that seems relevant, they never put anything up at CDBaby, and so forth; inquiries to the seemingly-relevant people HBO have gone unanswered.
The salient details:
* The band was composed of sex workers (ex or current) who
* Wore not much (electrical tape seemed to be a staple) and
* Played "found instruments" (truck springs, etc) in addition to the usual ones and
* Were in New York and
* Went by the name of "Thrust"
* Clips of two different songs were shown on the episode
It's possible that the whole thing was a byproduct of my fevered imagination, but, in the hopes that it was not, I ask you, MeFi, which may well have counted and catalogued the fall of every sparrow whapping against the glass of Borges' infinite Library - have you heard of this? Did they put out an album? What was its name? How can I find it?
Short of taking several grand to the Big Apple and going on a tour of by now veteran sex workers, I am at a dead end.