Who likes kittens? Free Kitten are a super group made up of members from Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore and Pavement. At the moment I am listening to their song 'Bananas' to death. The song opens up with a cough, a sneeze and Kim Gordon snarling, 'When did evolution come to a full stop? Survial of the fittest is a cruel, cruel hope'. A bold statement coming from a bold lady.
Who else can pull off a sneeze before a song without making it sound faux punk and erm...unhygenic?
Below is a cover of 'Sex Boy' Free Kitten did of The Germs' song. A bit of triva for you- The Germs were an LA punk band from '77-80 who for a time had Belinda Carlisle of 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth' fame- a song quite possibly on every Mum's favourite songs EVER list- on drums. ...although she never actually played with the band live.
Heaven is a place with a drum kit- Belinda Carlisle
This song for some reason 3 years ago made me cry. No, I didnt have my heart broken and no, I wasn't hormonal. It's your typical boy meets girl melodrama- they're too young to get married. Girl cries and cries and cries. Ain't life cruel? Seems so silly now I'm listening to it- it actually verges on the ridiculous but maybe this Bird has a heart afterall.
I once listened to the following Shangri-Las song when the bulb in my room blew, I was too lazy to change my bulb so sat in the dark listening to music. 'Past, Present, Future' is a song that makes my hair stand on end and my arms goose pimple. Chilling, disturbing but utterly engrossing. There continues to be a debate about what this song is about. Rape? Teenage pregnancy? You decide.
'Was I ever in love? I called it love- I mean, it felt like love,
There were moments when, well, there were moments when...'
'Take a walk along the beach tonight? I'd love to,
But don't try to touch me, don't try to touch me
Cos that will never happen again...'
Peace and Love,
Grrrl Sounds moving!
6 months ago