Face it: you need guts to put sea boots on the cover of your record.
The Pork Dukes - S/T (A.K.A. Pink Pork)
(Wood Records, 1978)
And even some more if a pig is wearing them.
The Pork Dukes were a first wave (mystery) punk band from London. They stand out primarily for the off-color humor and profanity but their Buzzcocks-via-R&R sound was not bad either. To round things up, the sticker on the cover reads:
"WARNING. This slice contains raw material not suitable for consumption by children (or anyone not into Wellington Boots)!"
Maria Goretti Quartet - S/T
(Tandori-Rockerill Records, 2010)
First and foremost: the Franco-Belgian Maria Goretti Quartet is a trio, so you know from the start things are going to be unhinged. They named themselves after the patron saints of rape victims and play a dynamic combination of jazz-punk and post punk, think Victim's Family meets The Ex. Brilliant. Cover painting by Jérémie Tomczak.
Itchy Feet - Cliff Young Shuffle 7"
(Kugel Records, 1986)
Australian ska band led by singer Tim Freedman later of The Whitlams. Itchy Feet is also the title of the 1981 album by The Blues Band.
The Amazing Dancing Band - These Boots Are Made For Dancin'
Johnson Mkhalal - Sunshine Boots
The Amazing Dancing Band was a group of musicians closing the bridge between jazz and easy listening, while we can't elaborate about Johnson Mkhala (South Africa? Accordion player?).
The Nu-Beams - Men Like Pie/Boots 7"
(Suburban Concerns, 1979)
Art-punk/new wave Fullerton's The Nu-Beams released only two singles in the time frame 1979 - 1980 and disbanded. "Men Like Pie" is the debut with a cover of Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" on the flip side.
Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade And Afterlife 2XLP/CD
(Drag City, 1996)
All the details h_e_r_e
WATER BOOTS AS ART:
1971 - 1973 | ELEANOR ANTIN
1976 | ANDREW NEWELL WYETH
1986 | ROMAN SIEGLER
SHOES & MUSIC: