Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mydolls - Speak Softly & Carry a Big Stick

Mydolls are a '78-born Houston post-punk band, with three female members and one male. You'll especially dig 'em if you like The Slits, The Raincoats, Liliput, Rubella Ballet, or whatever. They have a feminist and political edge, and were once invited to an interview with John Peel. They've reunited recently, I think.

I found this album at my college radio's station and loved it. Taking it's name from Theodore Roosevelt's infamous quote, the first side of this album ("Speak Softly") is softer and more introspective, while the other half ("Carry a Big Stick") is name-sakingly more aggressive and political with a stronger punk rock vibe.

1. "Please No Mary"
2. "As Strange as Mine"
3. "A World of Her Own"
4. "Christmas Day"
5. "21st Century Compliments"
6. "Rape of a Culture"

Check it out here!
(images are from Google and eBay finds)

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/mydollsmusic

Just this year, they released a double disced album compiling all (or most) of their notable stuff together, buy it here.

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