The Trucks

// 23 April 2008

I’ve added The Trucks’ album to our shop, and feel the need to quickly recommend the all-women electropop band here as well, because, hey, a band with an explicitly feminist message? That’s got to be worth calling attention to.

Feminist Review reviewed the album last year, and I’m only going to briefly note that it’s good and highlight lyrics like this:

you were born with it so was i

i’ll have it til the day i die

differences you don’t have to fight

just to keep your right to be alive

no need to be defensive,

you got the whole world on your side

so do what you please, not listen to me,

and have fun just being a guy

just be a guy.

This (which the Tucson Weekly rather patronisingly describes as “naughty”, but then they also call Peaches and Fannypack “foul-mouthed skanks”. The fact the reviewer could read this as titillating says a lot about the state we’re in, in my view):

what makes you think

we can fuck just because

you put your tongue in my mouth

and you twisted my titties baby?

This (again, Tucson Weekly, how does this “coalesce feminism [I’ll give you that], debauchery [hardly!] and blatant lasciviousness [whatever]”?):

So why the fuck won’t you go down on me?

Shattered, about sexual violence, rounds out with this chorus:

no i won’t sit nice and be quiet

no i won’t sit nice and be quiet

no i won’t sit nice and be quiet

no i won’t sit nice and be quiet

Highly recommended. You can also check out their myspace.

Comments From You

Daiju // Posted 24 April 2008 at 2:00 pm

I love it! I’ve listened to “Shattered” over and over. It feels like trudging through a dark tangle of hands in a hall and gradually moving forward with more strength until the hands aren’t able to hold on. It feels like the hands are being knocked away with growing vigor. For the lines about shattering the image of love, the current reality disappears and replaced with a memory, which gives way to the hands again and running with a vengeance! No I won’t sit nice and be quiet! I love it.

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