[TypicalGirls] New Slits

J Neo Marvin j_n_e_o at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 9 18:34:21 EST 2009

I brought this up a little while ago, but no one said anything.


Having listened a bit more:


It SOUNDS great. The new lineup has a style of their own that encompasses all the old sounds of the original band and throws in dancehall as well. Adrian Sherwood gives several songs a nice dub touch. It's way better than that EP a couple years back that was just Ari, Tessa, and various guests.


Then we have to deal with the new material. First song seems to be saying if a man mistreats you, it's all his mother's fault, not his. (Granted, I can't understand every word in Ari's Anglo-German-Jamaican patois, so I might be getting that wrong.) Second song has Ari telling her guy to go ahead and fuck her in her sleep. Don't try this at home, kids.


Ari is Ari and you gotta love her for being so thoroughly herself, but she might not be the best source of good advice available, let's just say. Meanwhile Viv Albertine has suddenly resurfaced with a ton of amazing new songs, so it's not surprising that the Typical Girls are more excited about what she's doing now.

-J Neo Marvin 


From: HunnyPi007 at aol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 01:16:29 -0800
To: typicalgirls at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [TypicalGirls] Twittering

I did, however, re-tweet something "typical" today regarding The Slits getting some bad audience treatment in the UK on Saturday. Read about it here -> http://www.nme.com/news/the-cribs/48782 . Not cool... But still I'm disappointed that I'm not excited by the clips I've heard of the new Slits album enough to buy it (and perhaps this audience was disappointed in them as well). Other than our discussion regarding the hair-band-esque cover photo, there has been a conspicuous lack of postings regarding this release by the band that gave our group its name. Perhaps because it doesn't feel like a bona fide Slits album? Are others here disappointed in it or is it better than the clips can reveal? Who wants to share their thoughts or "reviews" of the album? 


On Dec 8, 2009, at 7:05 PM, Mike Appelstein wrote:

I am at www.twitter.com/MikeAppelstein.

On Dec 8, 2009, at 7:14 AM, Nicole Emmenegger wrote:

hi all - I've decided to take the plunge and start posting on  

twitter (www.twitter.com/jennywoolworth). Check there for  

(infrequent) news about my women in punk blog (www.jennywoolworth.ch/deardiary) 

and other curious tidbits of typical girl related info.

Anyone else out there on twitter? Or suggestions for who to follow?

x Nicole


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