Friday, May 15, 2009

Pussy Galore - Groovy Hate Fuck (Feel Good About Your Body)


Label: Vinyl Drip
Year: 1987

It occurred to me that as often as Pussy Galore has been used as a touchstone on this blog, we had never actually made any available. Oops.
So then, let's get that straightened out post haste, yes? Yes. Here's "Groovy Hate Fuck", their first 7" and 12" (of original material, and not Rolling Stones covers that is) compiled onto a handy-dandy slap of screeching, baiting, nihilistic noise rock. All in wonderfully rendered lo-fi caterwaul, as if there's another way to capture this maelstrom. 
What I like about this band is that they moved down to Washington D.C. at the tail end of the much ballyhooed "Revolution Summer" with what appeared to be the sole aim of bumming out the Positive Force crowd via their caustic noise, offensive lyrics, and disdain for the "Dischord way". Either that, or as some would surmise, they were living there to escape the high rents in New York City and mooch off band member Julia Cafritz's parents. Can you imagine that conversation? "Uh, mom, this is my band Pussy Galore, and we need a place to stay for a little while. Can we practice our new song 'You Look Like A Jew' in the basement? Thanks mom, you're the best.". 
Whatever you want to believe.
If you think the Rolling Stones ought to have been covered by The Cramps, but recorded from an adjacent room during a howling rain storm, then this one is for you.
Members of Pussy Galore all went on to untold fame and fortune with John Spencer Blues Explosion, Sonic Youth, Royal Trux, Howling Hex, Weird War, Boss Hog, Free Kitten, Foetus, Action Swingers,  Heavy Trash, and Chrome Cranks among others. 

3 comments:

aliatron said...

gettin loose with the pussy galore .... fuck this band, fuck it in its teenage butt

Anonymous said...

Nothing like this record.
Amazing stuff.

1009 said...

In my recently-begun effort to "give back," allow me to present a (320kbps) rip of the cassette-tape edition of PG's *Historia de la Musica Rock.* This was a stripped-down version of the band in its last throes, sounding almost more like a prototype for JSBX than PG proper. Kinda nice though to be able to hear what Neil Hagerty was up to, though, since he slays mercilessly.

The sound is not as lo-fi as I had hoped, it being a cassette rip & all. Actually sounds pretty good. Dig "Don't Jones Me." Man, I do not want to get jonesed either.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NRWUP8TA

Oh, and Eric Clapton must die!

 
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