So, if Lady Gaga stole Born this Way from Madonna, and Joe Calderone from Annie Lennox (see Grammys, 1984), then she certainly snatched her overall lookperoxided mop and blowfish eye makeupfrom Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons. The difference, of course, is that new wave goddess Bozzio and her MP band were groundbreakers of their dayno one looked like them or sounded like them, and, per their mandate, nobody ever walked in L.A. It was the first time wed seen a plastic, transparent bra, and mental hopscotcher Bozzio had us convinced she was a sex-hungry alien direct from Planet Porn. Now theyre back for a long-awaited reunion tour, so grab your teenage know-it-alls and force them to worship one of the most iconic queens from outer space. Meat dress not required.
Fri., Sept. 16, 8 p.m., 2011