Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Daisy Chainsaw - Eleventeen (1992)

* This you will either love or hate. Personally I think they were one of the most unique, outrageous and fascinating bands of the 90's. If there's ANY interest I could post more, as well as Queen Adreena. QA is a bit mellower but just as disturbing, if not more, than DC were. Lemme know in the comments if you'd like to hear more...in fact if you like this album at all would you PLEASE leave a comment and tell me. I don't know of alot of ppl that liked them and am very curious if there's anyone out there that still does. Thank-you. :)

Bio
Katie Jane Garside was the quirky starlet of the U.K. band Daisy Chainsaw. Her naive stage persona of torn dresses smeared with dirt was a disturbing yet enchanting look into the punk-pop four-piece who had a short-lived spot in alternative music. Joining Garside was bassist Richard Adams, drummer Vince Johnson, and guitarist Crispin Grey, and together the band made their debut with 1991's LoveSickPleasure EP. One Little Indian took notice, signing the band and issuing Daisy Chainsaw's full-length studio effort Eleventeen the following year. Garside left the band soon afterwards, citing difficulty with the pressures of fame. Without the
passion of Garside, Daisy Chainsaw was no longer impressive. Grey attempted to keep things going with the 1995 lackluster follow-up You're Gruesome, but the demise of the band was long overdue and Daisy Chainsaw disappeared. Garside resurfaced in the new millennium, again joining forces with Grey for Queen Adreena.


Review:
It is hard to believe that during the women's punk revolution of the early '90s, the talented Daisy Chainsaw barely made a blip on the music radar. Taking their cue from proto-punks like the Stooges and modern noise-bringers like Pussy Galore, Daisy Chainsaw had a brutal guitar assault that was grounded by awesome, twisted vocals. From the pounding "I Feel Insane" to the otherworld eeriness of "Use Me Use You," they prove that they are adept to many different styles while still retaining their unique sound. Some tracks, like "Dog With Sharper Teeth," are almost pop with their catchy melodies and up-tempo feel. But it is the mountains of ear-shattering guitar that brings this music its intense power. "Hope Your Dreams Come True" is the perfect example; barely holding molten riffs back from overtaking the fragile vocals, this is like the ugly younger sister to the Stooges' classic "Dirt," building to a brutal ending that bubbles over with raw anger. Never following trends and keeping a scary public image worked against them, keeping them behind their contemporaries in Hole and Babes in Toyland. But time has been very kind to their music, making Daisy Chainsaw a rare treat for any fan of solid, female-fronted alternative rock.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard this in a long time! Thanks.
Queen Adreena would be nice. Jolene was scary!

The Gosub Routine said...

True,

her voice used to scare me. it used to sound both nasty and at times sort of "sexy" as hell.

The Gosub Routine said...

Their 'love your money' song appeared like an obvious spoof to the track 'I don't want you're money' by the pop band 'Transvision Vamp'.

(even 'Eleventeen' reminds me of their album 'Velveteen'...)

Maybe it's just me...

Anonymous said...

When this alb came out, they made their one trip across the pond, as far as I know, for either the New Music Seminar or the College Music Journal fest, in New York. Back then, I was a rockcrit, and told to get an interview and review the show. Katie Jane sat between the other band members much the same as in the photo you've included, and, it was my impression at the time, they were almost trying to protect her from us ravening journos. She did seem to be that fragile; really a punk rock Ophelia--no kidding. Lived on a houseboat with her family and was a runaway busking on the streets when Crispin found her. They reminded me of the frontman from Manic Street Preachers (Ritchie?) who told me he really felt like he had something to prove. Katie wasn't just walking the thin line between madness and art; she was making regular side trips to both. Yeah, and the performance was as intense as the alb, like they probably knew it was going to fall apart soon.
I still wear the t-shirt she gave me.

Anonymous said...

When this alb came out, they made their one trip across the pond, as far as I know, for either the New Music Seminar or the College Music Journal fest, in New York. Back then, I was a rockcrit, and told to get an interview and review the show. Katie Jane sat between the other band members much the same as in the photo you've included, and, it was my impression at the time, they were almost trying to protect her from us ravening journos. She did seem to be that fragile; really a punk rock Ophelia--no kidding. Lived on a houseboat with her family and was a runaway busking on the streets when Crispin found her. They reminded me of the frontman from Manic Street Preachers (Ritchie?) who told me he really felt like he had something to prove. Katie wasn't just walking the thin line between madness and art; she was making regular side trips to both. Yeah, and the performance was as intense as the alb, like they probably knew it was going to fall apart soon.
I still wear the t-shirt she gave me.

H. said...

That's wicked anon!!!
I missed them when they came tru my area, and I regret it now! I had the biggest crush on Katie...still do. :)

Thanks to everyone that left a comment. Watch for Queen Adreena and prolly more DC this weekend!

Anonymous said...

fun stuff, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just saw the name Daisy Chainsaw inside totally fuzzy and immediately opened your blog, I haven't heard anything from them since '92 the same year I bought this album (I still have it). I loved them , especially her and like another guy in here said she was really sexy too. Thanks for reminding me of this great band.

H. said...

That kind of comment is why I started this blog, and continue! Thank-you!!!

Check back this weekend. I'm gonna post more DC and some Queen Adreena.
Glad to hear that there's actually other ppl that like them.

H. said...

Gosub: I never picked up on the Transvision Vamp similarities before. There could be something to that. I dunno, but very interesting.

explodingboy said...

blimey, that's a blast from the past. saw them many years ago. cheers mate

MrC said...

excellent ... again!
cheers ;)

...i have linked back
peace
MrC ;)

Mary 'the bitch' Poppins said...

Thanx man!
I remember that great video for 'Love Your Money', but never heard the album... finally! And, yes, she's was/is one nasty, sexy thing! :)
thnx again!

Anonymous said...

Great Album, Very Hard and Loud! Katie Jane Garside, Really Rocks!!!
Thank You Very Much.