Pink Section

Pink Section

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San Francisco's new wave music scene of the late '70s was a hotbed of bands that took an arty and outré approach to pop music, and few bands exemplified this better than Pink Section. Their name was an in-joke for fellow Bay Area residents (the "Pink Section" was local slang for the weekly entertainment guide in The San Francisco Chronicle, published on pink newsprint), and their music was by turns harsh, witty, adventurous, and purposefully dissonant. Formed by students at the San Francisco Art Institute, Pink Section had a brief but fruitful run after making their debut in 1979, with two members going on to form another group of San Francisco cult heroes, the Inflatable Boy Clams. Pink Section is a ten-song collection that brings together their recorded legacy, featuring their long out of print debut single, the equally rare follow-up EP, unreleased demos, and live recordings. It rescues Pink Section from their long-held status as one of the lost bands of the California musical underground, and gives a new audience the chance to experience their unique and challenging approach to arty pop.

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