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Chicago’s the Scissor Girls raise a hell of a racket, as this 10″ demonstrates. The searing intensity this band raised during their brief two year existence is legendary. I can recall the shows I saw being the freakiest things I’ve seen in a long time. Pointlessly over treble-fied guitar snaking around obscene funk bass. Like most of the bands from the Milk of Burgundy scene like Quintron, Math, and Couch, this is like little else you’ll hear. Heather went on to drum for Lake of Dracula, and Azita is now in Bride of Nono.
Load is most proud of this record, it being the standout in the Scissor Girls discography, and while top 40 radio might not have picked up on it, the band plaed Providence 4 times and inspired young folks such as Lightning Bolt. Completely essential for fans of outsider musics such as Lightning Bolt, Harry Pussy, Melt Banana, Arab on Radar and the like.
Tom Smith produced some of the songs during his stay in Chicago in the winter of 1995. Also responsible for some of the production work is Jim O’Rourke. Keen artwork and the desireable 10″ format make this a collectable for the future. Buy in quantity. This is one of the best records of the 1990’s.