Frank Maya: Polaroid Children (1988)

 |   |  <1 min read

Frank Maya: Polaroid Children (1988)

Stupid song from the late Eighties, but just kinda one-time fun too.

Drum and synth programmer, and vocalist of course, Frank Maya was part of the New York Downtown scene at the time in that post-Talking Heads world.

He was poet, performer, musician and openly gay when the latter wasn't quite as easy as you might think.

He had a band (the Decals) but his career didn't move too far beyond Downtown.

As far as I can find out he died in the early Nineties.

This is lifted from the compilation album Downtown NYC and aside from Willy DeVille, Bernard Fowler, Sara Lee and Bernie Worrell here and there, I can see no other names among the many dozen performers which ring a bell.

 

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Roy Milton: The Hucklebuck (1949)

Roy Milton: The Hucklebuck (1949)

The career of band leader, jump jive and rhythm and blues singer Roy Milton (1907-83) is long and convoluted, and full of crossover chart hits in the Forties and Fifties. His story is best told... > Read more

The Valli Boys; Night Hawk (1966)

The Valli Boys; Night Hawk (1966)

Quite where Frankie Valli's solo career emerged separate to the Four Season's discography is hard to discern. Before and during the Four Seasons era of the early Sixties he appeared simply as a... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON;THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE by MICHEAL STREISSGUTH

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON;THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE by MICHEAL STREISSGUTH

A hip comedy club, New York, late 1980s. The stand-up delivers a one-liner which has the smart set baying: "Does anyone know why Johnny Cash still wears black?"  At the time... > Read more

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . DON BLACK: The man with the Midas touch

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . DON BLACK: The man with the Midas touch

It's a safe bet that if you asked 10 people to come up with 10 names associated with James Bond no one would mention Don Black. Most of the Bonds would be there... > Read more