At the end of 1991 no new album from that year had charmed me more than Washington, DC, singer-songwriter Lida Husik's debut Bozo. Released on Shimmy Disc, Bozo is cloaked in the hazy, half-speed psychedelia that label head and producer Kramer lent to most of his productions. Husik released nine albums in the '90s, all of which I found compelling and intriguing; her only public move since her last album in 1999 has been a digital-only single in 2006 called "Nuclear Soul." I'd be thrilled to see a new full-length from Husik. If I had to choose my top album of 1991 today, I'd likely go with Julian Cope's Peggy Suicide or Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev, but Bozo will always be a special favorite that reminds me of my days in college radio when there was no Internet and artists could remain mysterious when all you had was a murky album cover to stare at. For years I didn't even know what Husik looked like!