Rock 'N Roll Cleopatra

Rock 'N Roll Cleopatra

by Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
     
 

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Jayne County was the John Waters of rock music, crafting blatantly offensive and goofy music that delivered mean-spirited entertainment and a hilarious freak show. Bragging up her own importance on virtually every other song, some of County's best music can be found on this compilation. "Storm the Gates of Heaven" is one of the most silly,See more details below

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Jayne County was the John Waters of rock music, crafting blatantly offensive and goofy music that delivered mean-spirited entertainment and a hilarious freak show. Bragging up her own importance on virtually every other song, some of County's best music can be found on this compilation. "Storm the Gates of Heaven" is one of the most silly, offensive, angry, and campy songs to grace the punk movement, delivering a disdain for Christianity with tongue firmly in cheek and middle finger proudly raised. Elsewhere she chastises those who won't take her home ("Fuck Off"), celebrates the twisted men who go through her life ("Mean Muthafuckin' Man"), and sings a tribute to filthy bathroom affairs ("Toilet Love"). Vile, nasty, and hilarious, County is obviously not for everyone. In fact, as the years go by, the audience who would enjoy her routine seems to get narrower and narrower. But this is a document of an important performance artist; in the '70s her live shows couldn't be touched for sheer energy and entertainment. And these songs were the backbone of those shows; even if they weren't always good, they at least had the charismatic snarl of County delivering their hideous message. For anyone curious about the New York punk scene, this is high-priority stuff even if it contains some of the least-important music of the period. County, like many punk musicians, has overcome her talents to become a personality, and that personality is strong enough to make this a recommended collection.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2000
Label:
Rpm Records Uk
UPC:
5013929511927
catalogNumber:
119
Rank:
69569

Tracks

  1. Wonder Woman  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  2. Rock 'N Roll Cleopatra  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  3. Out of Control  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  4. Too Much to Dream Last Night  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  5. Mean Muthafuckin' Man  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  6. Worry Wart  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  7. Boy With a Stolen Face  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  8. Rock 'N Roll Resurrection  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  9. Un-Con-Troll-Able  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  10. Storm the Gates of Heaven  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  11. Evil Minded Momma  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  12. Fuck Off  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  13. It Ain't How Much You Got  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  14. Things Your Mother Never Told You  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  15. Eddie & Sheena, Pt. 1-2  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  16. Cry of Angels  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  17. Toilet Love  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  18. Night Time  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
  19. Man Enough to Be a Woman  - Jayne County
  20. (If You Don't Wanna Fuck Me, Baby) Fuck Off!!  -  Wayne County & The Electric Chairs

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