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Hungry for Stink
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
The L.A. quartet was already way up in the grrl pantheon when this disc put them over the top. "Hungry for Stink" delivers a primitive, sludgy, and pissed-off sound, but listen closer for the sonic invention on tracks like... more »
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The L.A. quartet was already way up in the grrl pantheon when this disc put them over the top. "Hungry for Stink" delivers a primitive, sludgy, and pissed-off sound, but listen closer for the sonic invention on tracks like "Shirley, She Has Eyes" and "Riding With the Movie Star." --Jeff Bateman
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Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 06/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is amazing how much music can change in ten years. Ten years ago 'grunge' music was huge. I was heavily into the counter culture of the time which was basically part of the grunge movement. One of my favorite bands then was L7. "Bricks Are Heavy" was my introduction to them and really blew me away with the thick, heavy distorted guitars. L7 was no cutesy pop/rock band like Lilix is today. They didn't try to pretend to be something they aren't like Avril Lavigne. The women of L7 may not have been the first group of women to start their own band but they certainly one of many who didn't hold back and proved to everyone that rock music has no boundaries to either gender. After the seminal masterpiece "Bricks Are Heavy", I was excited to hear their follow up. The day after I saw the band at the '94 Lollapalooza concert, I bought their album "Hungry For Stink". I have to admit, I was disappointed slightly in "Hungry For Stink" after my standards were set up so high with "Bricks Are Heavy". Still "Hungry For Stink" in general is a really solid rock album. L7 proved that they still have the ability to churn out a really heavy rock song yet with a pop sensibility melody-wise. I love the heavy, grinding sounds of "Andre" which was the first single off the cd. My personal favorite songs has to be "Can I Run" with its highly addictive melody. "The Bomb" which reminded me quite a bit like "Everglade" with its fast-paced guitars and vocals. Donita Sparks really rips vocally on this song. If I can remember correctly, the band played this live at Lollapalooza and I actually got into the mosh pit for the song. Another great song from this vastly underrated album is "Stuck Here Again", my personal anthem. Although it is no "Bricks Are Heavy", "Hungry For Stink" was certainly no failure by all means. I wish more female artists were as daring as the women in L7 were, especially like Donita Sparks (i.e the infamous tampon incident at England's Reading festival)."
Pieter | Johannesburg | 03/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The agressive onslaught of his album takes some getting used to, but once you let the menacing guitars grab hold of your soul, you're hooked. The slithering, snaking guitar on Riding With A Movie Star is brilliant, as is the heavy industrial grind of Talk Box. Can I Run is a rant about the fear of assault in Los Angeles and Andres is a perfect slab of punk pop. Shirley, the tribute to drag racer Shirley Muldowny has interesting samples built into the mix. Other great tracks include Stuck In Here and Question My Sanity. Hungry For Stink is rude, rowdy and aggressive, a prime example of early 9os post-punk hard rock."
I'm hungry for "Hungry For Stink".
H3@+h | VT | 07/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though the previous album "Bricks Are Heavy" is their most popular, this is the one I like the most. All their albums are actually pretty similar, but this one is the "Bomb". It immediately starts off with the rockin' and aggressive "Andres", then cools off a bit with the next few tracks. "Riding With A Movie Star" is the next great song, then "Fuel My Fire" and "She Has Eyes" are excellent as well. The last track "Talk Box" is a slower grinding tune, and a great way to end the disc. It doesn't matter that this album was done by all women, it's still one of the best grunge/punk albums I've ever heard. Where are they now?"