Vanessa Briscoe Hay was the frontwoman for Pylon, underrated at the time but recognized as a definitive group in the underground scene. Though they came and went by 1990, their legacy has only grown since. Unfortunately, with the death of founding member Randy Bewley in 2009, Pylon would remain a legacy. Hay has had the desire to continue the band’s legacy, and why not? Thus was formed Pylon Reenactment Society, a live group fronted by Hay and musicians from the Athens scene, that gives her the opportunity to keep Pylon’s good name alive. Part Time Punks Session captures the band in live performance on the radio program of the same name, and the six performances here show that Pylon’s music hasn’t dated one bit. Personal fave of the bunch is “Beep,” taken from their 1983’s Chomp, all dance groove and aggressive vocals that many bands would kill to have. The other five songs are killer as well, and though they may be a “reenactment society,” they are nothing less than the real deal.
Part Time Punks Session is available now from Chunklet Industries.