May 3, 2007

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Lesbians on Ecstasy, We Know You Know
Alien8 Recordings, 2007

As lesbian crunch-techno bands go, LOE shouldn’t be judged by their cover. The insert warns us that here there be mighty bloviations about womyn and sisterhood in the form of covers of ’70s songs released on labels like Olivia Records, and there’s no doubt that these bruisers could kick the asses of half the guys at UNH, and after one look at their Woodstock getups you’re immediately like, Oh boy, break out the Moogs. Thing is, as embarrassingly bad as this could have been in the hands of Issues R Us yoga-meisters, it’s done so well that you’d swear that all these, you know, womyn ever listen to is Oakenfold and Scumfrog. Matter of fact, it’s only for lack of perhaps one extra synth layer, tops, that this couldn’t just as well be a big-league dance mix aimed at today’s clubs. Leadoff track “Sisters in the Struggle” is a bit rah-rah, but just knowing that it’s out there ready to pounce on unwary values voters is gleeful. B-Eric W. Saeger