The Star Death – “Feministica”
The Star Death were an amazing three piece feminist punk/noise band from St. Louis. In 2000, back when I lived in Massachusetts, my old band played a show with them at a music/art collective called The Flywheel. I remember first meeting them and noticing that the singer had a giant Righteous Babe Records (Ani DiFranco) tattoo. Being 19 years old, and therefore a totally smug and judgemental ass, I immediately decided they were lame. Before they started playing I went outside to smoke and planned on not watching them at all.
Luckily there wasn’t a 10-foot-from-the-door smoking law in place yet, so I was standing close enough to the door to hear a snippet of the music leak through. All I could really hear was the bass, but I could tell instantly that something special was going on inside. I put out my cigarette and pushed to the front of the crowd.
What I ended up witnessing was one of the most heartfelt, vivacious, and rocking bands I have ever had the honor of playing with.
After they finished playing, I attacked them with praise and bought all their records, including the following 7″, Feministica.
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