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  • Birtha [Dunhill, 1972] D

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Birtha [Dunhill, 1972]
"Hi! I'm Chickie! Fly me to Quaalude!" In which Gabriel Mekler, sly devil, combines heavy clich├ęs with four female musicians, none of whom seem to have last names. Although there is one enigmatic soft song, "She Was Good to Me," so maybe they're a buncha dykes or love their mothers. This could all be rationalized by some eager feminist theorist--women have never played macho rock before, and last names are patronymics after all--but it would still be lousy music. D