Monday, May 29, 2006

Monstababes rock da floor

I've been to Lesbians on Ecstasy concert (pictured aside) few days ago, and must note that these 4 girls really rocked! I was expecting quite standard rrrriot girls electropunk – screaming vocals, some guitars on top of simple drum machine patterns and shit like that – but it was definitely something more.

First of all, the Lesbians were tougher and harder than the most popular bands of this kind (Le Tigre, Peaches, not even mentioning Chicks on Speed from whom LOE seem to have borrowed their silly name). Probably one may compare them to Cobra Killer but LOE musically are somewhat more straight, beat orientated and they don't care so much about arty shows (e.g., the attitude is simpler, more punk).

Technically songs were quite diverse, including elements of industrial, early rave techno, electropunk, breakcore, hardcore techno and even metal rock. Nevertheless, all this formed their unique sound. The drummer used some kind of electronic drumming pad thus producing very tight and metallic beats, like of Einstürzende Neubauten.

In fact, the singer Lynne T looked like Peaches a bit. She was singing (often using electronic pitch shifter to alter her voice) with bulging eyes and vivid gestures by this freaking out and fascinating the audience at the same time. They were so energetic and the venue was so small that it was hard resist dancing. Hard, but still entertaining and funny. They sang also a cover-version of Fat Truckers song Superbike, just singing super dyke (if I'm not mistaken, "dyke" is a slang for "lesbian"). I assume that this is not really that kind of music you would like to listen at home while having a joint or a glass of wine, and probably the records are a bit boring, but Lesbians on Ecstasy playing live are definitely worth seeing.

Lesbians on Ecstasy - Tell Me Does She Loves the Bass

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