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Song of the day – 60: Lust-Cats of the Gutters

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As I’ve stated before, I’m riotously easy to please. As I’ve stated before, you want me to hear your music? Send me a link to an MP3 or your MySpace page. Don’t bother your cute honey ass with money-wasting promo CDs and international postal rates.

Lust-Cats of the Gutters will never be this great again. Their music thrashes all over the place – in a nasty, tinny, tuneful, vivid way – recalling luminaries as Raincoats, Shaggs, Beat Happening, Ramones (they do a mind-bendingly brilliantly minimal cover of ‘Judy Is A Punk’), Petticoats (all together now, “Sometimes I wish I was a normal…”) and broken fingernails painted red raking their way across your back in the throes of passion. This, you know, is all entirely unintentional, and as soon some idiot designer comes along with instructions on how to ‘be proper’ they’re going to lose every last iota of their considerable charm.

But right now, they’re just about the greatest thing I’ve heard. Immaculate dress sense too.

For now, I’ll link you to their MySpace page and suggest that ‘Housewife With A Loose Grip On Reality’ is the song to listen to, the moment of broken diamond genius. Hopefully, an MP3 will be on its way from Denver shortly – I know you all are as damn lazy as me as far as consuming music in web 2.0 environments goes.

Lust-Cats of the Gutters

Oh, and here’s that Petticoats song I was talking about.

5 Responses to Song of the day – 60: Lust-Cats of the Gutters

  1. Sarah McVeigh April 16, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    eeeeeeep! exciting!

  2. Slobodan Vujanović April 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    ET,
    I'm surprised that you didn't give some E-Time to allo, darlin http://www.myspace.com/allodarlin . possibly the best thing I heard all year.
    I will try to locate another (I think australian) band who's name starts with 'o' that I'm pretty sure you might like. something like oito or oitoto… do you know what I'm talking about?
    for your 2010 consideration you should check: these new puritans, gonjasufi, shearwater, midlake, broken bells and that notorious BIG (I know you're fan…) mash up with the xx (absolutely fantastic).
    that's all from up under…

  3. Monkey Typer April 17, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for your kind words about my friends. I know it means a lot to them to have you of all people speak so eloquently to their intial genius.

  4. Jerry April 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

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    Everett True
    You need to let Stef Petticoat back in your life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YgJUQdCE00&feature;=related
    Fri at 15:03 · Comment · Like

    Julie Cafritz likes this.

    Julie Cafritz
    first, I need to let her into my life. then, remind me 8 years from now to let her back in.
    Fri at 15:07 ·

    Everett True
    oh. ok.
    Fri at 15:08 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    good. glad to hear your on board and thanks for turning me onto this. now. and then. somewhere in the future.
    Fri at 15:10 ·

    Everett True
    you've heard 'Normal', right?
    Fri at 15:12 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    I don't think so. unless I'm just spacing it. my mind is a sieve. but it is also a treacherously creaky rope bridge. mind the gaps.
    Fri at 15:14 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    so lay it on me brother. or do I have to let my fingers do the walkiin'?
    Fri at 15:14 ·

    Everett True


    Fri at 15:15 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    Sieve. Ahhh… yes. I've even posted this one. It's amazing.
    Fri at 15:16 ·

    Everett True
    I thought you had! But yes, it's fabulous. You'd probably really like this bunch too. http://everetttrue2.blogspot.com/2010/04/song-of-day-60-lust-cats-of-gutters.html
    Fri at 15:16 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    There is something really interestingly denverish about them. which of course means nothing to you, but does to me. WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT MAIN RIFF FROM IN THEIR INSTRUMENtal? I KNOW IT. goddamn creaky sieve. Will someone please identify what that is a rip of ( not that I mind them unconsciously stealing-still good. but not theirs).
    Fri at 15:40 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    it's gotta be the Fall. why can't i retrieve it????..that riff is in my dna.
    Fri at 15:46 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    wait it's MANSION. YES- my brain does work sometimes. ummm…no wonder I liked it.
    Fri at 15:50 ·

    Julie Cafritz


    Fri at 15:51 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    compare that to revenge bikini bootom
    Fri at 15:53 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    BODY not bootom
    Fri at 15:54 ·

  5. Robin April 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Hey, this is Robin from Lust-Cats. Just wanted to respond to Julie's comments–I had a nice conversation with her over email about this. I'd (embarrassingly) never listened to the Fall, so that similarity is entirely unintentional. At her suggestion, & now that I know that's out there, I'm definitely going to rework the song, though I'm pretty bummed that I wasn't the first person to write that riff. As Julie explained (and I'm learning), I guess that's the danger with writing songs on the e string! Anyway, thank you for the kind words. I really appreciate them, as well as the lesson in rock history!

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