lou miami's dance with death
I am not sure what I could possibly say better and more thoughtfully than was already done by DEmerson on his wonderful tribute page for Lou Miami. Lou played in the late 70s/early 80s in Boston. He was the uber-glam with his theatrics at the time. His band often shared the stage with an early Thalia Zedek (Come, Uzi, Live Skull) band, White Women and Mission of Burma.
Thalia Zedek says: "It was a very bizarre band. We were the weirdest people -- a tone-deaf bass player, Judy Jetson, who was lovers with the organ player, Dolores Paradise, an ex-music school teacher who was really into rhinestones and Lou Christie. We did a lot of Lee Hazelwood covers and never got a weekend gig. Dolores was the ex-wife of Lou Miami, whose group the Kozmetix was a strange, great band who did homoerotic versions of songs like 'To Sir With Love.' We opened for them a lot."
Dredd Foole says: We didn't go see Burma's first show. They played at the Modern Theater for a Lou Miami New Wave Showcase. It was Lou Miami's first show also. I can't remember why we didn't go. Then we ran into Clint and Roger with Lou Miami at the Paradise, seeing John Cale or something. Clint and Roger were like, "Why didn't you come see us? You don't even come see your friends?" Then Lou Miami came over and started abusing me because I'd started to grow my hair out again. He was like, "Oh, he's one of the enemy. He's not one of us." Lou was falling all over them. That was supposedly the night he tried to commit suicide. He was trying to get Clint and Roger into bed and he ended up attempting suicide. Clint and Roger were really embarrassed.
Lou died of a drug overdose in Los Angeles in 1995.
Lou Miami & the Kozmetix - Monster Mash
Lou Miami & the Kozmetix - Dance with Death