with Klover at Sarah Good Erotic Fashion Show at Bill’s Bar
by Lex Marburger
Yeah, it’s the Fourth of July, but if I wanted to see a bunch of pretty lights in the sky with thousands of people I don’t know and probably wouldn’t like anyway, I’d go see Pink Floyd’s new tour. Instead, I was chosen to go see Klover at Bill’s Bar. The real reason I’m here is because they’ve advertised an “erotic fashion show” by Sarah Good, a dressmaker/store owner in RI. Right. I know what you’re thinking, “An erotic fashion show at Bill’s?” Well, something’s got to draw a crowd on the Fourth of July (long may the Bud flow!).
Slughog started the show with songs that were as tight as Newt Gingritch’s sphincter. Two basses, good fashion sense from the guitarist (a fortuitous omen!), and a freight train of sound bowled us over. The only criticism I’d make is to have the guitar almost entirely high end, like D. Boon’s, to cut through and add to the bass’ assault. Other than that, I’d highly recommend them to anyone.
Then came Sarah Good. The models (all female), were very pretty, ranging from short-haired no-bullshit queens to bleach-blonde “Transvision Vamp” Eurowhores. The silicon was about half and half, and no butchery jobs in sight. The outfits? Mostly vinyl and latex street wear and club gear, cut dangerously high, with zippers in interesting places (nipples, crotches, etc.). Skirts that needed panties to be color coordinated if you planned on doing anything other than standing in one place. Was it erotic? I dunno. The latex was mostly prints which lends itself more towards pretty rather than erotic. The models were oozing sensuality, which helped the erotica content, but tutus don’t really do it for me. There was a selection of rubber ball gowns which were very interesting. One had a print of yearbook page photos, which looked fantastic, partly because you almost never see an ankle length rubber gown, and also because the faces lent a humorous touch (and if you read any of those supermarket counter magazines, you’ll know that humor is very sexy). Check out Sarah Good’s store, “Backroom Boutique” next time you want to go out clubbing (and provided you have no blemishes whatsoever anywhere on your body).
Klover rounded off the night with an introduction that sent up the fashion show, and launched into a set that blew me away. Maybe it was the five whiskey sours I drank, but I felt like I was “back in the day” (to quote our fearless leader/publisher) at an ’80s British punk show. Sure, the crowd was a lot mellower, but the music rocked like the Clash’s first album, or the Jam on crack, or something. Sure, half of Klover is Gang Green, but it sounded so fresh and raw, with Mike Stone’s voice tearing away, his guitar slung near his knees, shouting out anthemic tunes with energy that couldn’t be ignored or discarded. Feel Lucky Punk (Mercury) comes out in late August. Pick it up.