Kaftan Party

by Bertie Page Clinic

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Crack a tinnie and pop open a jar of cocktail olives, because there hasn’t been a shindig like this since Don’s Party. Bertie Page Clinic are back with a brand new single inspired by those parties your parents went to in the Seventies. You know the ones where cheese fondue flowed like lava and you put your keys in a bowl for some reason…

It’s particularly meaningful for guitarist John Meyer (formerly of The Good Ship), who was born in 1975 (celebrating a special milestone this year…). We’re picking the scabs of his psychedelic childhood, breaking down the suppressed memories of some of his folks’ groovy parties, parents in sarongs worn commando style, cocktail wieners and oranges sprouting toothpicks skewered through plastic cheese and other radioactive “foods”.

The single is the first off the band’s forthcoming new album, due for release in September through French label Beast Records. Recorded by award winning Brisbane producer Bryce Moorhead, who achieved gold record status with Violent Soho’s last LP, the track is a high energy party tune, combining classic and surf rock flavours with a special guest appearance by a Japanese koto played by local legend Phill Wilson (Blowhard/Chucknee).


Ginger and Trav put on a spread
The neighbours all come well loved and well fed
Nobody’s having a Claytons tonight
Tom Collins in your left hand, Pink Lady in your right

Got a great hairdo
Dig that polyester muumuu
And I love the thing that you do
With your mouth, I call it Tongue-Fu

Kaftan party tonight
Here's a bowl for your keys
Kaftan party tonight
And a whole lotta cheese fondue
And I love you for tonight

Raelene and Chris rollin up for the night
They’re up for a drink and much more than a bite
P76 is one sweet ride
You can fit a 44 gallon drum inside

You make a mean pastie
You’re a wiz kid at Yahtzee
And this soiree’s far from classy
When the housewives all get nasty


released July 6, 2015
Written by Bertie Page Clinic
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Bryce Moorhead



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Bertie Page Clinic Brisbane, Australia

“Bertie Page Clinic is spangles and glam, punk and transvestite, stiletto heels sharp as scalpels, station wagons, lyricism, grand eloquence and infernal vocal exercises, a hot, guttural sound which could burn a hole in your crotch!” Headsucker, France 2010

Led by outgrageous frontwoman Bertie Page, they weave rock, punk, pop and even opera into their bizarre live shows. New album out June.
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