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Monday, January 2, 2012

Nashville Pussy ~ Get Some!

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Style: southern rock, hard rock
Label: Spitfire Records
Year: 2005
Home: Atlanta, Georgia

Members: Blaine Cartwright ~ guitar/vocals
Karen Cuda ~ bass/b. vocals
Ruyter Suys ~ lead guitar/b. vocals
Jeremy Thompson ~ drums


Additional: Rob Bertola ~ sound effects
Rick Richards ~ slide guitar

If for no other reason I'm tempted to review this band, as many have probably been tempted to listen to them, because of their name ... and no, it's not because I'm into the 'deep south' ... or maybe I shouldn't say that... Obviously the expectation is sex plus with NP & its certainly here with raunchy sex & party-laced songs (for example, "Pussy Time", "Raisin' Hell Again", "Good Night For A Heartattack" & the AC/DC feeling "Come On Come On", "Going Down Swinging" & "One Way Down") with a southern rock country boy whiskey swiggin' flavor (for example, the highlight "Hate And Whiskey", the theme song-esque "Lazy White Boy", "Atlanta's Still Burnin'", "Meaner Than My Mama"). Though, on audio the live performance of two female guitarists stomping around in their bras is lost, but essentially the audio puts things into correct perception & lets the expectations down easily. There are performers that put on a more sexually overt show, any female R&B singer for example, & while NP is certainly playing up the sex there's more to them than just girls to oggle. Sleaze rock in general might drool sex but this is also good bar band pouring out sweat inducing rock for a late night party of some drunken misfits who like their music raw & uninhibited. NP debuted in 1998 with Let Them Eat Pussy that, for obvious reasons besides the music, became a underground favorite with a major label reissue leading to a Grammy nomination for Best Heavy Metal Performance. The band has seen a few line-up chances with the female bass slot with Karen Cuda making her debut here, though on audio the gender of the player in this often ignored slot doesn't mean much. Get Some! doesn't brave new territories & NP seem content to continue writing songs about fucking & raising hell, or in their words from 2002's Say Something Nasty to "keep on fuckin'!" Though, in many ways, for a band relying on female sexuality as a major draw the music is quite masculine in its rough sex appeal. This is stagger home sex not romantic candlelight dinner. The band called Get Some! a refocus on the sleave of the band's early days. Though at the same time the songwriting, however limited its theme, has gotten better over the years. NP is trying to keep the musical attack high even when they're hitting below the belt. This is music for those that like a firm swagger to their tunes, potentially those that love the raunch of Motley Crue & W.A.S.P., the stomp of Motorhead & the rawness of New York bands like Tired Wings.




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