Come OnCome On
|Don't Walk on the Kitchen Floor|
|A Kitchen in the Clouds|
|Housewives Play Tennis|
|Howard After 6|
|My Neighbor Makes Noise|
|Businessmen in Space|
|Pills and Money|
|Bad Luck with Parents|
|Salt and Pepper|
|Mom and Dad|
- Compiles the bandâ€™s two singles, unreleased tracks, live material from the late 70â€™s
- Includes a 20-page booklet full of archivalÂ images and liner notes by noted biographer Chris Oâ€™Leary
A regular fixture on New Yorkâ€™s downtown scene in the late 70â€™s, Come On released just two singles in their short but fruitful existence â€“ the self-released â€œDonâ€™t Walk On The Kitchen Floor/ A Kitchen In The Cloudsâ€ single in 1978 and the mysterious â€œHousewives Play Tennis / Howard After 6â€ single in 1980 (the band was unaware it had ever been released until a copy showed up on eBay 20 years later).
Typical of the time, Come On was comprised of a ragtag group of artists and scenesters â€“ seasoned musician George Elliott (guitar), conceptual guru Ralf Mann (bass), illustrator Page Wood (drums), teenager Elena Glasberg (guitar) who would study for class between gigs, and Jamie Kaufman (vocals) who had never sung before (or since) fronting Come On. With a unified egalitarian look of white button down shirts and black pants and Kaufmanâ€™s arresting stage presence the band embodied what they called â€œNervous Rock Music.â€ Stripped down and tense, Come Onâ€™s brand of minimalist rock teemed with agitation, sexual frustration, and a wry, dark humor.
Compiling the bandâ€™s two singles, unreleased tracks, live material from the late 70â€™s, and including a 20-page booklet full of archivalÂ images and liner notes by noted biographer Chris Oâ€™Leary,Â Come OnÂ is recommended for fans of early Talking Heads, DNA, Pere Ubu, and Half Japanese.