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Raymopaul -
100
(TW: sexual assault. This review mentions the rape of Larkin Grimm. I am not going to debate you in the comments. I am well aware of the existence of 'Hard Rock'. That cassette was published in 1983. Be civil, please.)


Lydia Lunch: singer, writer, actress, anti-commercial woman, speaker, poet, prophet.

This ten minute album dropped nearly ten whole years before 'Public Castration is a Good Idea' and is, in my opinion, the most influential no wave album, spearheading the no wave movement in ... read more

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Raymopaul -
89
Yeah, I vibe with this one. It's like a jazzier, groovier version of Iceage's 'Plowing into the Field of Love'...it makes sense at least in my mind, ok??? >_>

Every track is delightfully smooth and as simple as can be. What you hear is what you get, tunes about sex and drinking and drugging; storytelling so surface-level it becomes almost corny to listen to. But that doesn't deduct at all from how lovely it is -- did I SERIOUSLY just call an album lovely, 0__0 what have you done to me, ... read more
Raymopaul -
NR
I'm a car guy and my trade school is the most toxicly masculine environment imaginable, transmisogynistic jokes left and right. Today was especially hard. Hearing people you look up to say horrible things indirectly about some of the most wonderful people in my life. My friend cried today over not having the fond memories of being a young girl and just earlier that week she had told me she was practicing making her voice higher and today I told her how pretty her voice sounded and it made her ... read more
Raymopaul -
98
Rowland S. Howard: the Johnny Thunders of Melbourne. If you're a Nick Cave fan you'll appreciate any of the solo careers of the various artists the latter's worked with over the years, but Rowland stands out especially to me for the discordant guitar that is a crucial part of The Birthday Party's sound. It's well known enough that he had creative differences between Nick Cave and left as the Bad Seeds were formed, taking on a more gothic, romantic tone...But when Rowland returned for 'Do You ... read more
Raymopaul -
95
When I say I was born in the wrong generation I'm talking about New York in the late 70's, man. Seriously intoxicating stuff.

P.S. Anything Lydia Lunch has ever done > Musty Michael Gira's entire career, jus sayin.
Feb 26, 2021
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