I bought the reissue of “Drum” by Hugo Largo on cassette at Peaches Records in Altomonte Springs, FL. I listened to it every day for two years. I have very strong memories of seeing them on a special that VH1 broadcast about Brian Eno, who was responsible for the reissue of “Drum” and later issued “Mettle” on his Opal imprint. This is not that paticular footage, but I really love it nonetheless.
I have no idea why I love this band so much. There’s nothing else really like it. There’s some performance art gestures happening that place it squarely in the time it was made, but I really don’t care.
When I was a kid and playing in a hardcore band and telling everyone how they should really listen to Sonic Youth or fIREHOSE, the truth was I would go home and sit in my room and listen to Hugo Largo. I never told anyone to listen to them. They were “my” band.