"…this album is more about noises - the inner Pussy…"
BLACKJACK RECORDS CATALOGUE Fall/Winter 1997 (no page #/cover)
HARRY PUSSY review by Rubin Fiberglass, One of Many People Involved
We never said record catalogues were the equivalent of zines, but we didn’t say they weren’t either.
By the mid to late 90’s, when the good zine writ fab was drying up, catalogues served a useful function by stoking consumer desire, which was what the worthy zines did all along. Long before the Aquarius Records, Forced Exposure, Volcanic Tongue, Permanent Records, Goner, Mississippi and similar weekly email lists filled our electronic mail inboxes, we shut ins had the postage paid print catalogue. They were real - and occasionally spectacular.
We were deeply penetrated by her thoughtful and seamless threading of familiar lilts and weirdly captures, so much so we listened to it daily since it arrived from the great Virginia cartel Little Big Chief sometime in November. Unfortunately, LBC seem to be sold out of Handbook, but you can try Midheaven distro. It’s an essential record for soundsters of all stripes under the sun.
Speaking of which, there is a major benefit shindig for Letha on Saturday 1/18/14 at SECRET PROJECT ROBOT in Bushwick, so if you’re in the NYC area and are a soundster of any stripe under the sun, then this would be the event to attend.
Letha won’t be there, but her old bandmates from Ruby Falls who went on to form the ROGERS SISTERS after the former’s dissolution are playing, as are CRYSTAL STILTS, LOVE AS LAUGHTER and another ✩2013✩ list maker, ENDLESS BOOGIE.
Fuckin’ Record Reviews and T-Bone Walker agree: "They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad." Nothing better than a bad drunk Santa and a federal government shutdown to launch October. Have a nice day.