THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Tupelo Chain Sex – “Dr. Night Call”, Ontario 1985.
Filmed at a club called Bullwinkles.
Tupelo Chain Sex was a 1980s era punk/jazz/rockabilly musical group founded by Dave Dahlson aka “Limey Dave”, J.J. Poskin, Sim Cass, and Joey Altruda.
One of the Los Angeles based group’s most notable members was electric violinist Don “Sugarcane” Harris, who previously played with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention.
Critics have had difficulty classifying the music of Tupelo Chain Sex as exemplified by The Miami News noting that “Their music has been called jazz, bop, be-bop, R&B, swing, reggae, country, rock, blues, punk, funk, Latin, mambo, thrash, calypso, salsa, soul, shuffle, skiffle, ska, skank, surf, boogie, jive, dub … and psycho-billy.”
SPIN Magazine described the group’s approach to music as a relationship between “Charlie Parker and, say, The Dead Kennedys.”