The Bush Tetras were a great punk funk band and a key part of the underground downtown scene in late seventies and early eighties New York.
The band was made up of artist Pat Place (who had also played in James Chance's band The Contortions), Laura Kennedy, Cynthia Sley, and Dee Pop. They Formed in 1980 and split up in 1983 after releasing several singles and gigging constantly accross America and Europe - and of course at home in New York!
Bush Tetras released three singles in the early eighties including 'Too Many Creeps' which was the second ever release on the cult 99 Records label, and 'Can't Be Funky' which was produced by Topper Headon of the Clash!
In 1982 Laura Kennedy and Dee Pop left to be replaced by Bobby Anderson and Don Christensen, who was another ex-Contortion.
Bush Tetras are featured on the first New York Noise compilation but fans should check out the other volumes, too, for more New York downtown punk funk from bands such as Certain General and The Dance.