No Talent Records
High Heeled Bitches
Everything Is More (When You're High)
I Don't Care
Don't Wanna Be Like That
With a swagger unusual
for Swedes, Miss 45, a band from Stockholm, describes themselves on
their website as a "wet dream of every of real rock & roll fan."
They take their name from the Abel Ferrara's
1981 film "Ms. 45, about a mute seamstress (played by the Swedish
actress Zoe Lund aka
Tamerlis; also wrote and starred in
Ferrara's "Bad Lieutenant"). The
character, Thana , is raped twice in
one day, then goes on a revenge spree killing seventeen people men,
seemingly at random. This movie was banned in Sweden, so there is
some possible thrill factor for the band in the name, I dunno.
They sport Hollywood
movie style names -- Colonel M. Knoxx,
Dan Frankenstein, Felix Vendetta, and Eric Beretta.
And their music. No, it's good! You have to totally like pop
American music to get where they're coming from. Again this is more
to the point of what I have been saying about a popular revival of
early punk style. Handsome Dick Montana meets the
Ronettes meet Johnny Thunders & the
meets the Beach Boys.
End result--nothing new
under the sun, but in a refreshing way. It is wiser to acknowledge
your gratitude to the old masters especially when you can actually
play the instruments, which they do, admirably.