At one point in the late 1970s, it was a sure bet that on any given day you would hear both “Jackie Onassis” and “What Does Sex Mean to Me” on WBCN. The two songs from the self-titled Human Sexual Response album were in regular rotation. With an unheard of four singers — Larry Bangor, Casey Cameron, Windle Davis and Dini Lamot — and a tight instrumental trio — guitarist Rich Gilbert, Chris Maclachlan, and Malcolm Travis — the band fit right in to the Boston punk scene, although some critics labeled them as “postmodern pop.” Their first album, Fig. 14, got good reviews and decent sales. Their second, In a Roman Mood, got neither, and was their last. The band split up in 1982. Bangor and Gilbert went on to start up The Zulus. Later Gilbert and Zulus bassist Rich Cortese helped form Concussion Ensemble. Travis became the drummer in Bob Mould’s post-Husker Du project Sugar. Davis and Lamot currently run The Inn at Hudson, a B&B in Hudson, New York.
(by Ed Symkus)
Published on December 28, 2012