Bongwater - The Power Of Pussy - Cassette tape on Shimmy Disc Records

Bongwater – The Power Of Pussy – Cassette tape on Shimmy Disc Records

 

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Bongwater – The Power Of Pussy – Cassette

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Shimmy Disc Records

Earlier recordings consisted of psychedelic-era cover songs, sound collages and originals in an abrasive and/or abstract, dense and sludgy experimental style with often punishing vocals by Magnuson on the songs “Frank” (a sardonic “tribute” to Frank Sinatra) and “Dazed and Chinese” (Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused”, sung in Mandarin). which approach evolved into a more poppy, sexy approach which still retained an experimental edge as well as retaining the surreal and wicked, often self-deprecating wit which had distinguished the group’s earlier releases. Lengthy sound collages would often terminate or begin the songs and without warning, a spoken word monologue might cut into the music.

They distinguished themselves as interpreters of songs by other artists, particularly those working in the vein of 1960s psychedelic rock, although they also covered occasional oddities like “Bedazzled” by Dudley Moore. They made “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” by The Weavers and “You Don’t Love Me Yet” by Roky Erickson into virtual signature tunes, the former made into a tribute to Bobby, Magnuson’s late beloved brother, and others lost to AIDS, obliquely referred to in several of the songs, including their arguably biggest college radio hit, “Folk Song”.

The group created a number of arty low budget home movie-style music videos, three directed by Magnuson’s boyfriend at the time, Brad Dunning. However a more slick and polished example, “The Power of Pussy”, perhaps strangely, aired on the Playboy Channel, which also financed its production. (The video features Cristina Martinez writhing about during the opening moments.)

Bongwater had two major college radio hits, “The Power of Pussy” and the marathon-length “Folk Song”, and some college radio chart success until personality clashes and money issues caused the duo to split up with much acrimony.

Track Listing
1. The Power Of Pussy
2. Great Radio
3. What If?
4. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
5. Chicken Pussy
6. White Rental Car Blues
7. Nick Cave Dolls
8. Bedazzled
9. Obscene & Pornographic Art
10. Connie
11. What Kind Of Man Reads Playboy?
12. I Need A New Tape
13. Women Tied Up In Knots
14. Junior
15. Mystery Hole
16. Time Is Coming
17. Folk Song

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