John McLaughlin was an interesting guy. He attended the School Of Visual Arts in New York City with Jean-Michel Basquait and Keith Haring, rubbed shoulders with Andy Warhol, and due to his promiscuity was renamed “John Sex” by Klaus Nomi.
The John Sex character was a sort of horny new wave lounge lizard who made songs like “Hustle With My Muscle”:
Unfortunately, like Haring and Nomi, McLaughlin succumbed to AIDS, in his case at age thirty-four. But when the artist is gone what’s left is the art, and I’m doing my part to keep John Sex alive by inducting him into the Bad Album Cover Hall Of Fame. I’m sure he’d be honored.