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Jan 24 2006

Free Rock

Johnny Magnet at the Side Door, STL

By popular demand (i.e. 3 people), selected rawk anthems by my old band.

Feminist Rhetoric Falling On Deaf Ears

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about not screwing Adam Reichman

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about Jeff Barbush

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About every guy except that one dude who had the biggest one.

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Classic rock-band-on-tour-hotel-hijinx

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It’s all true!

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about my nervous breakdown

And the little-known hilarious covers:

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(the darling Troggs hit–wait for the triplet at the end!)

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(that’s right. The Pistols. Live at the Way Out Club 1998. Forgot to play the solo. It’s 2 minutes and 47 seconds neither of us’ll ever get back)

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(tearjerker out-of-tune duet with the late Lori Blue, recorded in the front hall of my South St. Louis house just before she died.)

Engineered by Jack Petracek at Music Masters, St. Louis MO, except [*] engineered by Tom Buescher, here and there.

32 comments

  1. nicole

    thanks for the entries about your band. sex positive feminism is a good idea, however like most good ideas the culture at large co-opts it into straight girls making out on the real world and strip-aerobics classes.

  2. NancyMc

    Thanks Twisty.

    You truly rock. On so many levels.

  3. norbizness

    No speakers at work!

    P.S. Bah-bah Bah-bah-bah-BAH bah bah bah.

  4. Onoma

    Delurking solely to exclaim your awesomeness. I totally have a crush on you now.

  5. peacebug

    even though punk ain’t my cuppa, I still listened all the way through four cuts. that’s high praise!! (really – I’m NOT being sarcastic, mostly cuz I’m almost hardly never sarcastic. seriously.) my total fav is you & lori blue.

    rock on, twisty!

  6. Twisty

    No speakers at work!

    Loser! The Magnet so owns that Troggs tune!

  7. Mark Early

    Personally, I thought that the Jellycups owned that Troggs tune.

  8. Twisty

    Hah! So we did!

  9. Kaylie

    Hey Twisty,

    Quick delurk…

    Dont fuck with straight girls is my motto, and I didn’t even know I got it from you.

    You truly are awesome.

  10. Becker

    I used to gleefully violate international copyright law by sending mp3s of “Feminist Rhetoric…” to camgirl pals. I think one of them actually got the joke.

    One of my rock highlights was when Johnny Magnet and Trip Daddys formed a one-night supergroup at Way Out. Wowsers.

    Is the cd still in print? A couple of outlets still list it as available.

  11. Twisty

    Becker, you know, I have no idea what happened to the CDs. I’ve only got one myself. After Lori snuffed it I kind of lost interest. Our distributor had most of’em, I think. They’ve probably thrown’em out by now, but I bet there’s still one or two lurking around Vintage Vinyl.

    Meanwhile, send the Magnet wherever you see fit. We always meant to go worldwide, sister!

  12. Liz

    Forgive, my eyes are not quite what they used to be. That’s not, um, an original fucking Les Paul is it?

  13. Twisty

    It’s a Les Paul Standard, cherry sunburst, ca. 1993. It’s not as fancy as the ’57 goldtop reissue on the stand behind me, or the silver sparkle Deluxe I bought in ’98 because 2 Les Pauls are never enogh, but it was always my favorite on accounta it plays sweet as a nut. There was a time when I loved that guitar enough to sleep with it. Platonically, of course. I still have it, but these days it sleeps in its own room.

  14. Eric

    Y’know, I’m not sure if I was your intended audience, but as a male young’n of thirteen, I’d read a Johnny Magnet interview in Static Inc., and deciding that you sounded like a bunch of wonderful, intelligent smartasses, I picked up the CD. It certainly couldn’t've done harm to have feminist ideas as part of my musical diet (and, in the interests of not sounding like some sorta perv, I always found myself liking the songs like “Jackie’s A Subversive” and “His Girlfriend” more than the more sexual material). I never never did get to go to one of the concerts, since I was always too young to go see the cool southside rock bands at the Way Out and the like. Of course, now that I’m actually old enough, most of the local bands that I liked then have already been broken up for years.

    Incidentally, I went to Vintage Vinyl the other day, and while nosing through the punk section, I was surprised to find that there are indeed still two new copies of the album there.

  15. June

    You so rock. What NancyMc (and everyone else) said.

  16. CafeSiren

    Can we get hold of old Magnet CDs, relabel them, and somehow slip them into Pussycat Dolls jewel cases for subversive distribution? Maybe get the jr. sexbots to reconsider their place in the universe?

  17. ---

    Still my second-favorite album, after Dusty in Memphis.

  18. WookieMonster

    Thank you Twisty!!!

    I have been listening to Papercut almost every day at work ever since the last time you posted it, I can’t wait to hear the rest.

  19. Fan

    Twisty, I found some restaurant reviews you wrote a few years ago.

    I like how you combined patriarchy blaming with a discussion about steaks!

  20. Amanda Marcotte

    Is there a level of awesomeness you don’t reach?

  21. anon

    As someone who’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown, I’m wondering how you recovered from yours. Perhaps the answer lies in Paper Cut’s lyrics, but alas, my connection is too damn slow to find out.

  22. Tony Patti

    Twisty dearest I hope that you have absolutely no doubt as to why I love you as I do because you are nothing less than literally awesome and have been since the first time I met you. I cannot be blamed for thinking you the coolest ever. It would be foolish to pretend otherwise. And I miss you very much, too.

  23. amaz0n

    You are awesome incarnate.

  24. obsoletepostergrrrl

    After hearing Vibrator, I was also looking for the cd. Thanks for posting more songs. Needless to say, you are amazing and I am totally in love with you too.

  25. Finn

    Playing (and singing along with) “Don’t Fuck With Straight Girls” at Pridefest is one of the highlights of my life, musical or otherwise.

    You rule!

    -finn

  26. Finn

    Hearing Twisty’s amazing rock this morning reminded me of another powerful female rock force.

    It’s amazing, to me, how few rocknroll people realize the sheer volume of the contribution by Carol Kaye. Her website illustrates all the great recordings she’s been a part of.

    http://www.carolkaye.com/

  27. Matthew

    OMG SWEET

  28. tuffy

    Really great. Hey, is the bridge in “Feminist Rhetoric” a deliberate ref to “Meet Me at the Racetrack Jack”?

  29. TP

    Sweet! Twisty you rock my socks off.

  30. shitflinger

    Just found this post, and the vocals on that “Holidays in the Sun” cover (which is, by the way, one of my favorite songs ever) are goddamn vicious. I wish I could’ve seen it live.

  31. lawbitch

    How did I miss this earlier? You’re so awesome!

  32. MedeaOnCrack

    If you wake up in the middle of the night and are bored and hungry, you can listen to Twisty rock, and look at pictures of Twisty food. Until the market opens.

    twistyfaster(dot)com/pages/fotomat/Tasty_Morsels/food31(dot)htm

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