Two young men, one young woman. What could possibly go wrong? Sounds like the setup to some teenage comedy flick, right? Guess again. It's a cold case weekend here on Wilfully Obscure, and what better way to spend it than with a coed wave trio dubbed Otto No
? Ostensibly hailing from New Jersey, this threesome manage to sidestep synths but boast virtually none of the cool cache of say, Let's Active or Pylon. To the contrary, Otto No strike me as Top-40 hopefuls on a razor thin budget, with Karla Crowley
managing to salvage the day with a Bangles-esque chorus hook propelling "Getting Married," wherein she readily admits the couple in question "don't know each other very well." Okay, so that happened I guess, leaving one to wonder how that situation played out. As for the flip, "Looking Through Your Eyes," Joe Crowley
seizes the mic, but not quite the anthem-atic grasp he seems to be striving for.
A. Getting Married
B. Looking Through Your Eyes
Any idea where in New Jersey? All this feels familiar...
The label address is in Sayreville, NJ.
Oh, yes, they had a recording studio there. Did metal things, because that was what you had to do in middle New Jersey then. Still, probably.
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