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CD Review: Cudzoo & the Faggettes – The Prettiest Girls with the Filthiest Mouths

Truth in advertising. Cudzoo & the Faggettes aren’t bad looking, and they seem to be on a mission to offend everyone within earshot. They’ve got more in common with the nastiest gangsta rap you can imagine, rather than the 60s girl-group pop they imitate (or parody) on their debut cd. This project seems to be the brainchild of one E-Bomb AKA Erin McCarson, an actress with a background in underground theatre. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the songs here seem like they were written to be part of a larger skit – again, like hip-hop. The band’s other frontwomen Jess “J-Train” Bartley and Mamrie “Mame-Town” Hart join her singing over a decent facsimile of the Shangri-La’s with a little glamrock thrown in. Most of their songs are about sex – they are absolutely obsessed with it. This isn’t the best album of the year but it is one of the funniest.

Their pro-choice song is in-your-face, nasty and about as far from politically correct as you can get – Bodies by the Pistols has nothing on this. When E-Bomb can’t snag the guy she wants, she does his whole family instead. If the lyrics are to be taken on face value (yeah, right), she seems to have a thing for drummers. Mame-Town contributes a hilarious number about being dumped by a cheater who then gets married in seconds flat – it’s got to be the only song that’s ever tried to make a rhyme with “commitment” and “eat a dick then.” There’s also a bizarre number about getting picked by a S&M weirdo (and liking it), a song about fingerfucking, and a surprisingly straight-up pop tune that winds up the album. And a song about their favorite hairstyle –  what the B-52s did for the bouffant, Cudzoo would like to do for the French braid. It’s retro and it’s a lot of fun. The band doesn’t seem to be playing out much – unsurprising, since they’re probably busy with plays and shoots (and guys) – watch this space for upcoming shows.

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August 17, 2009 - Posted by | Music, music, concert, review, Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. 3 shows coming up!
    •Sept 26th @ Don Hills 511 Greenwich st w/ Uncle Monsterface & barbarastriesandlive( one more act tbd). All ages $10 Show starts at 8:00!
    • Oct 10th @ The Delancey 168 Delancey st. w/Schaffer & the Darklords. Doors @ 7:00 $7 with $3pbrs all night!
    •Nov 7th @ Ars Nova 511 w 54th st. $10 show starts at 8:00!
    Hope to see everyone there!
    French kisses!

    Comment by J train | August 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. Also, they just wrapped production on their first music video last week. In post-production now, expect it in the next few weeks everywhere!

    Comment by Danny | August 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. face value, indeed!
    french kisses,
    e-bomb

    Comment by E-Bomb | August 17, 2009 | Reply

  4. You said, you weren’t ready for commitment,
    I said, you can go and eat a dick then.

    Amazing.

    Comment by Cud-chewer | September 24, 2009 | Reply


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