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Jet Lady

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2004 reissue in Arf!Arf!'s Incredibly Strange Music reissue series. "In 1982, Hollywood native Tangela Tricoli felt divine inspiration to record an album's worth of offbeat original songs. Two decades later, Jet Lady has become a bona fide music pillar in the pantheon of Outsider music and a highly coveted desert island disc for those sailing the eighth sea. Musically, Tangela's growing reputation among Outsider aficionados is in the ozone with Lucia Pamela, the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, and the Shaggs. Paradoxically this left/right brain individual is also the top ranked female pilot for the world's largest airline and the first woman to be licensed to fly a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Tangela has also improved Einstein's Theory of Relativity (!) and a treatise explaining the details is forthcoming. Her song 'Stinky Poodle' (which appeared on the 2003 Arf Arf compilation Only In America-Vol 2) inspired a recent 'Zippy the Pinhead' comic strip. Some even contend that her offbeat persona has provided inspiration for Lisa Kudrow's character, Phoebe, in the TV sitcom 'Friends' and the song 'Smelly Cat' is derivative of Tangela's tune. That claim is credible since she produced a surreal syndicated talk show that ran in Los Angeles for 4 years in the early '80s. This 17-track reissue contains her eccentric album, alternate versions, bonus tracks, and a 2003 remake of 'Stinky Poodle' that features her extended family. The massive 40-page booklet is overflowing with photos, a foreword by Irwin Chusid (author of Songs in The Key Of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music), plus an extensive interview by Erik Lindgren. In addition, the CD includes a full hour of quick time video with vintage highlights from her irreverent talk show, footage of Tangela 'unplugged,' plus four TV commercials when she ran for Mayor of LA."