12 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bikini Kill’s leader, Kathleen Hanna, sensed the pending dead end of releasing more guitar-based punk rock records. So she formed Le Tigre around amateurish electronic instrumentation to turn the male-dominated electroclash field on its head. Working with Johanna Fateman and Sadie Benning and producer Chris Stamey (formerly of The dB's), the trio nailed it: poppy melodies and call-and-response ‘60s girl group–type vocals delivered up-to-date commentary on the paradoxes of art and artists (“What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes”) and the eventual warp that commercialism brings to art (“Deceptacon”). Rarely has a drum machine helped a band groove as well as on this inspired debut.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bikini Kill’s leader, Kathleen Hanna, sensed the pending dead end of releasing more guitar-based punk rock records. So she formed Le Tigre around amateurish electronic instrumentation to turn the male-dominated electroclash field on its head. Working with Johanna Fateman and Sadie Benning and producer Chris Stamey (formerly of The dB's), the trio nailed it: poppy melodies and call-and-response ‘60s girl group–type vocals delivered up-to-date commentary on the paradoxes of art and artists (“What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes”) and the eventual warp that commercialism brings to art (“Deceptacon”). Rarely has a drum machine helped a band groove as well as on this inspired debut.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
cactuskoil ,

one of my favs

this albums is amazing, it took me while to get into it at first, but for 8 years iv been loving it!
buy the cd for bonus tracks!

rubiru ,

Duh

Anything with Kathleen Hannah is genius.

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