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Pussy Galore- “Exile On Main Street” (Album Review)


Review of the classic, Now out of print cassette from Pussy Galore. (limited edition of 550 copies, although four tracks from this appear on the Corpse Love CD)
I can’t remember the chick in Pussy Galore’s name-she starts this tape off so dramatically-“hello I hate your fucking guts I hate this fucking machine fuck you I’m gonna make my own fucking music” and her voice just comes out of nowhere screaming-then Hagerty & Spencer start playing “rocks off”. It all comes full circle when the chick sings a HC version of ‘rip this joint’. For all of pussy galore’s anti-HC stance, it sure sounds hardcore to me. it’s dirty. it’s a dirty tape. it sounds like listening to exile on main street for real during revolution summer-all of us were in college then and we all got involved in drugs and strange clusterfucks. I first heard this tape that year at a party in south Oakland section of Pittsburgh across the street from the police precinct-it had stairs with wooden panels-“do the hip shake baby”-this version of exile sounds like it was recorded on a boom box, though it’s better sounding than some 74 Kiss tapes, hell maybe it’s by Kiss after all. I fuckin love it. (this was a different chick than the one spencer was yelling at during that Gibson Brothers gig at Khyber Pass, I never saw Hagerty yell at any chicks-Spencer yells, Hagerty fumes.) (Maybe that’s why Hagerty’s records are some much better than Spencer’s)
(Review by Jim Hayes 2010)

(Editor’s note, This cassette does make the Stones version of Exile sound like Sesame Street. Hardcore indeed.)