Chandra – “Kate”


Chandra Oppenheim (daughter of artist Dennis Oppenheim), was 12 years old when she recorded this record. It is rumored that Chandra had been hanging out with post-punk/new wave band The Dance back in the 80s and would start coming up with lyrics to some of The Dance’s instrumental songs. She ended up recording a 4-song EP with them called Transportation. Transportation has since been reissued with 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks that she had recorded with her friends under the name The Chandra Dimension, as well as a really interesting 32-page booklet telling her story. This really is a great record if you’re into the post-punk/new wave stuff, and it makes it extra cool when you consider the back story.

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