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Logan 5 and the Runners Debut CD Release
(the album is called Featurette).
1222 Comm. Ave. in Allston
The Daily Pravda (9:30)
The Luxury (10:30)
Logan 5 and the Runners (11:30)
then hot jamz by skilled turntable disc jockey Mr. NI$E. There are rumors of cake as well. Not the band, but the consumable.
Logan 5 is a Sandman, a member of the police force that hunts down and executes runners. He, along with young runner-sympathist Jessica 6 (the very-delightful-to-look-at Jenny Agutter, who I continue to have a lingering non-band crush on), must infiltrate the runners to see what they’re up to. If you’ve not seen Logan’s Run, but the plot sounds sort of familiar, you might recognize many, many elements from the very poorly written rip-off film The Island.
Back to the trashiness, they even have a song, “Neely O’Hara,” paying tribute to a character from Valley of the Dolls. The vocals have a sort of relaxed, but emotional delivery reminiscent of slower Bowie and Bryan Ferry (of Roxy Music), as well as much of the bombastic modern britpop movement spawned, perhaps, by Jarvis Cocker (of Pulp). Go see them on Saturday!
Download “Girls of the Internet”
Some local reviews of Featurette: