Breakout The 8-Track

Death by Party | Fallulah- Superfishyality

When I was just a itty, bitty drag queen I fell hard for the late 60’s, early 70’s art aesthetics that were all over my mother’s album covers, book jackets and filled the movies she watched. I watched them too. I listened and I read and stared open mouthed and wide eyed at Olivia Hussey, Michelle Phillips, Brigitte Bardot and pretty much every girl group ever. I remember so completely knowing that I wanted my life to look exactly like that.

I was convinced that true and utter happiness was hidden somewhere in long, slightly mussed bedroom hair, a heavy stroke of cat eye liner, hats, and sun flares. I believed with every fiber of my preteen being that shift dresses and simple songs about boys are parties were the pinnacle of femininity and if I could just get my whole life to look like the photographs I was spellbound by then me and my life would be perfect.

It’s been hard to shake. Artists like Fallulah and her soft, 60’s girl group sound pull me right back to the hours I spent in oversized headphones tracing the outlines of beautiful faces on record jackets and thinking I knew everything there was to know about heartbreak. Superfishyality has me convinced that with the right back up dancers and a heavy fringe, I’d have this life thing just about figured out.

By Tricky Pitcher

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