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Juliette Lewis Can Lick Us Any Time
Juliette Lewis & The Licks
Four on the Floor
The Militia Group
UK release date: May 28
US release date: July 24
When we were younger we never understood what being intimidated by a hot woman meant. We were like "how can you be intimidated by boobies?"
But as we have grown up and been around the block a few times, we now know what it means to be intimidated by hotness, for if we ever had the opportunity to get romantic with a true vixen like Juliette Lewis, we're quite sure that it would be a violent, wild, sexy night of fear, power, blood, rage, freedom, drinking straight from the bottles, scratching, and a lot of "come on, fucker, come ON!!!"
Ms. Lewis is the wild child. She is the next Iggy. She is the unleashed vixen who will scratch up your bedposts, rip down your posters, leave gauges in your walls and come noon ask you what you plan on making her for breakfast.
Fuck you and fuck you and fuck you some more, Juliette chants repeatedly on her band's sophomore album "Four on the Floor", a cd overflowing with passion and focused power.
Part of this is due to the fact that Juliette and the Licks recruited Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and grabbed him by the hair and apparently said take off your shirt and drive this bitch into the ground. His response is a glorious yes, ma'am.
Juliette And The Licks in Studio
Then Juliette got her two guitarists to summon the devil below, which they apparently did because we cant get this cd out of our player. Then Juliette slipped into a skintight leather catsuit, slid on some kneepads on, then boots, and hit the lights.
Get up get up get up she dares, and wails and moans and cusses and spits and sneers, channeling every emotion she dives into on stage and by the miracle of Rock that energy made it onto this cd.
It's a miracle because for some reason the power and craziness of the Juliette live show did not make it onto You're Speaking My Language which sounded a little too much like crazed-actress-turned-part-time-rocker.
But over the last year Juliette, a native Los Angeleno, has been touring obsessively around the world, mostly in Europe where they are in the midst of the festival circuit. Their only scheduled appearance in the States this summer is in Chicago in August for Lollapalooza. Which is too bad because this new material is just the right fuel to motivate a totally willing rock star like Juliette.
The UK gets this cd in two weeks, we get it in two months, but you can hear tracks and see more behind the scenes vids of the making of the record on the official Myspace.
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