Bush Tetras - Rhythm And Paranoia: The Best Of Bush Tetras


  • £95.99

Flashes of light rarely burn for long. Bush Tetras exploded into New York in 1979 and flamed out just a few years later. Yet somehow this lightning-quick band have risen from their own ashes again and again for four decades. The spark that ignited Bush Tetras tapped into a deep grid of power, fuelled by guitarist Pat Place, singer Cynthia Sley and drummer Dee Pop. 
That chemistry is palpable from the band’s earliest recordings to their current, vital-as-ever incarnation, and Rhythm and Paranoia - for the first time ever - showcases their unique, influential and body-shaking meld of punk in one cohesive, immersive and meticulously constructed box set. 


“Renowned at the dawn of the eighties for pairing the disjoined guitar skronk of the inaccessible No Wave scene with irrepressible, funk-infused rhythms, the Bush Tetras were remarkably influential without ever really receiving their due” - The New Yorker 

“Bush Tetras bridge the gap between the Ramones and Sonic Youth” - New York Post 


  1. Too Many Creeps 
  2. Snakes Crawl 
  3. You Taste Like the Tropics 
  4. Punch Drunk 
  5. Cold Turkey [Live in London] 
  6. Things That Go Boom in the Night 
  7. Das Ah Riot 
  8. Cowboys in Africa 
  9. Rituals 
  10. You Can’t Be Funky 
  11. Moonlite 
  12. Dum Dum 
  13. Stand Up and Fight 
  14. Page 18 
  15. Color Green 
  16. Mr. Lovesong [Alternate Version] 
  17. World 
  18. Motörhead 
  19. Pretty Thing 
  20. You Don’t Know Me 
  21. Heart Attack 
  22. Ocean 
  23. Nails 
  24. True Blue 
  25. Red Heavy 
  26. Out Again 
  27. There Is a Hum 
  28. Seven Years 
  29. Sucker Is Born 
  30. Run Run Run [Live in San Francisco] *
  31. Cutting Floor *
* Digital download only


  • US import 
  • Remastered by Carl Saff 
  • Triple-LP boxset pressed on 180g vinyl and housed in rigid lift-off box with lift-ribbon with 46-page book; contains download coupon with 2 bonus tracks 
  • Double-CD housed in 8-panel double-digipack case with 15mm spine and includes 40-page book 
  • Book features never-before-seen photos, an original essay on the band by Marc Masters, and micro essays by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, R&B legend Nona Hendryx, The Clash’s Topper Headon and more 





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