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Charlie Megira & The Modern Dance Club

Love Police

The bastard love child of Elvis and Lux Interior, Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira brewed a heady amalgam of ’50s trash rock, surf-y tremolo, and reverb-drenched goth during his all-too-brief 44 trips around the sun. He recorded seven albums worth of material in 15 years, primarily issued on CD-R, most of which is now unreadable or in a landfill. Armed with only an Eko guitar, a black tuxedo, and his signature wrap-around shades, Charlie Megira was a mold-breaking artist who disintegrated while we were all staring at our phones.

Megira formed the Modern Dance Club in 2008, with Michal Kahan on drums, Tal Fatale on bass, and Javi Scheiner on rhythm guitar. Their lone album, Love Police, showcased a grungier, more driving vision of trashy post-punk, with Megira snarling in English over a gut punching wall of crazy electric guitars. “Elvis Is Not Dead” captured a new, unchained Megira, screaming lyrics about whores while attacking his guitar with vicious, methodical abandon. Love Police confronts the senses, from the racially and sexually provocative cover to the distorted, screamed vocals within.

Track List

  1. Charlie Megira and The Love Police The Return Of The Russian Frogmen That Died And Came Back To Life As Strange Looking Radioactive Creatures
  2. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Sababa One
  3. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Rhythm Of Hate
  4. Charlie Megira and The Love Police At The Elvis Inn
  5. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Existence
  6. Charlie Megira and The Love Police The Wall Of Death
  7. Charlie Megira and The Love Police U.S.F.
  8. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Now I Wanna Drown In Your Dark Dreamy Eyes
  9. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Beach Bums Must Die
  10. Charlie Megira and The Love Police The Strange And Bizarre Tale Of The Boy Who Had One Testicle Too Many
  11. Charlie Megira and The Love Police 333
  12. Charlie Megira and The Love Police (Used To Be...) Psychic Youth
  13. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Elvis Is Not Dead
  14. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Smack Dab
  15. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Beneath The Underground
  16. Charlie Megira and The Love Police The Valley Of Tears
  17. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Homeless Body
  18. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Sababa?
  19. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Freak Junior
  20. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Psychic Youth-2
  21. Charlie Megira and The Love Police Da Homogreaser Stomp