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The Power Of Pussy

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The Power Of Pussy
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Great Radio
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What If...
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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
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Chicken Pussy
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White Rental Car Blues
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Nick Cave Dolls
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Bedazzled
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Obscene And Pornographic Art
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Connie
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What Kind Of Man Reads Playboy
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I Need A New Tape
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Women Tied Up In Knots
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Junior
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Mystery Hole
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Time Is Coming
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Folk Song
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 17   Total Length: 51:52

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Sounds like...

forwardmarch

...like Exene Cervenka was hired to make a parody album, but her chops are too authentic. Or the silly bits of early Mothers of Invention recordings drawn out into longer folk-hippy songs with a psychedelic production sheen... Like an 80s send-up of hippy culture... as opposed to a 60s send-up of hippy culture, which is what FZ and the Mothers did. Of course, the people who really dig this probably aren't FZ fans, as it has more in common with 80s art-rock culture. This would be cooler if I was 15 years younger (I'm 37) and doing drugs for the first time. As it stands, it strikes me as subpar nostalgia. Feels bad. Unpleasant, icky, etc.

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Strange, in a good way

FreshFish

I had never heard of this before. E-music recommended it to me. I downloaded 3 songs, and I've had them on a pretty consistent rotation on my ipod. It's a strange sound, man. It's like cabaret/folk/psych. Usually I like punk and metal, but this is just strange enough to keep me interested. I might download a few more tracks. I recommend at least grabbing a few songs yourself.

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Before Work Warnings

koolau808

Truly of my favorites - we used to play this in the corporate office 'just a decade ago' for the ingenuity, the fun and to judge the level of other's humour. Playing this at work today would get me escorted out the door immediately. It was my introduction to Mark Kramer, got 'Secret Of Comedy' soon after. Seeing Anne Magnuson in 'Cabin Boy' is a great visual mnemonic to Bongwater... [now playing 'Which Dream Came True - Band Of Susans]

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On EMusic?

78705

This album was on consta-play back when all my furniture was made from cinderblocks. This makes me want to move back into my dorm and buy weed. Except, I don't want to have to eat Ramen anymore... or, sleep with Kaira again. God, what was I thinking? She was such a C-Teamer, but this album = A+.

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hello death, goodbye avenue A

Aryxus

I seem to be writing reviews lately of albums that work as ALBUMS. No use picking through these songs, just get them all and listen to them together. The range of styles and sounds is so wide, it's amazing these fit together at all, but OMG what a wonderful fit. Highlights (if you MUST cherrypick): Nick Cave Dolls and Folk Song.

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I Need a New Tape

taffnerd

Crazy that this album is available here. A total concept album that never lets you know it knows the joke. 'Folk Song' is the easy favorite but 'Chicken Pussy" and 'Great Radio' can fit on almost any mix. There isn't a bad song here.

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Kicking off with the great title track, a slow-chugging anthem with a sharp Magnuson lead and lyric, along with guest vocals from none other than the B-52s’ Fred Schneider, Pussy pumps up Magnuson’s vicious, intelligent feminism to an even higher level than before. From the barbed “What If…” and “Women Tied Up in Knots” to her incredible spoken word “What Kind of Man Reads Playboy” and more, she’s on a very artistic rampage. Style, performance, sass, and rage combine brilliantly throughout. In general, Bongwater, with Licht back on drums in place of Sleep’s rhythm boxes, continue as before, incorporating a more creepy sweetness at points. “Great Radio” is a standout, the group performing a slow, drony, and druggy piece with gentle power, while other songs like “I Need a New Tape” mix up the zoned psychedelic hush of past albums once again. Covers again crop up, both quite striking. The Weavers’ folk standard “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” gets a lovely, haunting take, with guest banjo from roots music legend Peter Stampfel, while Dudley Moore’s hilariously dismissive “Bedazzled,” from the mid-’60s film of the same name, is tailor-made for a crackerjack Magnuson spotlight vocal. Throughout Pussy, pop culture is roasted over a slow fire in a multitude of ways. “Nick Cave Dolls,” besides concluding with Magnuson’s breathy, delicious whine about wanting one of said items, slips in everything from references to Hollywood and Dorothy Stratten to some of the notorious profane tapes of Buddy Rich abusing his band. The absolute hands-down winner comes right at the end, the lengthy “Folk Song.” Tackling everything from wannabe rebels to corporate and political idiocy from the top on down — not to mention a ripping dissection of then-recent hit-movie Pretty Woman that spares absolutely nobody — Magnuson is in excelsis throughout. – Ned Raggett

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