Editors’ Notes Bikini Kill’s leader, Kathleen Hanna, sensed the pending dead end of releasing more guitar-based punk rock records. So she formed Le Tigre around amateurish electronic instrumentation to turn the male-dominated electroclash field on its head. Working with Johanna Fateman and Sadie Benning and producer Chris Stamey (formerly of The dB's), the trio nailed it: poppy melodies and call-and-response ‘60s girl group–type vocals delivered up-to-date commentary on the paradoxes of art and artists (“What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes”) and the eventual warp that commercialism brings to art (“Deceptacon”). Rarely has a drum machine helped a band groove as well as on this inspired debut.

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Deceptacon
1
3:04
 
Hot Topic
2
3:44
 
What's Yr Take On Cassavetes?
3
2:22
 
The The Empty
4
2:04
 
Phanta
5
3:14
 
Eau D' Bedroom Dancing
6
2:55
 
Let's Run
7
2:34
 
My My Metrocard
8
2:54
 
Friendship Station
9
3:07
 
Slideshow At Free University
10
2:48
 
Dude Yr So Crazy!!
11
3:26
 
Les and Ray
12
2:06
 

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