Nashville Pussy wouldn’t have it any other way. On Pleased to Eat You, their seventh studio album, these undisputed champions of “Raunch and Roll” from Atlanta, Georgia are giving their fans and those with sensible tastes everything they can handle. Basically, if there’s not something on this album that offends you, hypes you up or gets your juices flowing – head to the morgue ‘cause you’re dead.
Pleased to Eat You provides everything one would expect from Nashville Pussy. The Angus-like rock guitar from Ruyter Suys (pronounced Rider Sighs) to the Mother Goose rhymes of the lyrics wailed by co-founder and Suys husband Blaine Cartwright. This is the band providing exactly what their fans demand! (Note: Mother Goose if she was a crack whore selling tricks for dope on 7th Avenue.)
What people shouldn’t do is let the raunch distract them from the absolute ass kickin’ rock this release contains. The band is in amazing form as bassist Bonnie “Bon” Buitrago provides the rhythmically hard pounding needed to keep up with the intensity of Suys lead. On the drums, former landscaper, Ben Thomas keeps the kit humming and provides the “more cowbell” necessary to consider this a true rock album.
L.A. rockers Prima Donna are calling their new album S/T because they believe it’s time to reintroduce themselves. “It’s a new chapter for us,” says the band’s singer and guitarist Kevin Preston.
Harnessing influences that run from ’50s rockabilly (Gene Vincent, Vince Taylor) through ’70s glam (Marc Bolan, Iggy Pop) and corners of rock & roll ranging from Ronnie Spector and the Stones through Nina Hagen and the Ramones, this more fully-formed version of Prima Donna “can now pretty much take on any style and make it our own,” in Preston’s words.