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The Wet Spots


We were turned on (no pun intended) to today’s weird band by my friend Julia, who knows people in that whole polyamory community—you know, the people we used to called “swingers,” before they decided to develop a whole code of ethics and openness and mutual consent and take all the fun out of sleeping around. (I kid, I kid! Polyamory rocks, if that’s your thing. I can barely handle one intimate relationship at a time, but that’s just me.) Anyway, apparently this duo called The Wet Spots is pretty popular with the poly crowd—as well they should be. I mean, being kinky has always sounded like fun—but rarely has it sounded this totally adorable and non-threatening, too.

The Wet Spots are a husband and wife duo from Vancouver—yes, they’re Canadian, which makes sense given that Canada is easily the most adorable and non-threatening nation in the Western Hemisphere. Before they were the Wet Spots, Cass King was a sex columnist, and John Woods played in punk bands. Now they present themselves as sort of a hotel lounge act that does breezy, jazzy songs about anal sex, fisting, foot fetishes, polyamory and pretty much anything else you can think of that any combination of healthy, open-minded folks might do to get each other off. It’s like Cole Porter meets Penthouse Forum, except the girls get to come more. And the Cole Porter stand-in isn’t wearing any pants.

To get a sense a better sense of The Wet Spots’ unique mix of naughty and nice, there’s a clip of them doing a show at Burning Man in 2008 that’s pretty fun. (You’ll know they’re really at Burning Man about 25 seconds in, when a dude in Mad Max drag walks through the frame looking for a seat.) But to really hear them at their most outrageous, we just had to present the official video for their most famous song, “Do You Take It?” Totally NSFW…and totally adorable. Oh, Canada.

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About weirdestband

Founder of Weirdest Band in the World.

Posted on November 3, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

    • Cool, thanks for the update! We’ll add those links…and glad to hear your website is up and running and not the victim of cyberprudes.

  1. Thanks so much for this! I always loved Re:Seach magazine’s Incredibly Strange Music books when I was younger, so I’m tickled that The Wet Spots are now officially one of the Weirdest Bands in the World.

    The Wet Spots’ official website is alive and well at http://www.wetspotsmusic.net. (It was down for a few hours last week due to an overdue account, not censorship) If you feel inclined to edit that link info above, we’d be most grateful.

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