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Rave Reviews - Sports! Chips! Booty! by Amy X Neuburg and Men

Rave Reviews for Amy X Neuburg & Men's Sports! Chips! Booty!

Sports! Chips! Booty! is getting great reviews:

San Francisco Bay Guardian: "... Neuburg ... comes across as a funked-out Laurie Anderson, out-Zappa-ing Frank himself."

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Life is a cabaret, old chum, and if you're Amy X Neuberg or one of her "manly" men, there's acid in the Kool-Aid sitting over there on the bar. Somehow, vocalist-performance artist Neuberg manages to capture all the carnivalesque goings-on of her reality-bending stage show on this release, her follow-up to 1996's Utechma. Delivering sharp, satirical pokes at the sad underpinnings of traditional masculinity and its trappings, Neuberg revels in the absurd and comes across as a flanked-out Laurie Anderson, out-Zappa-ing Frank himself. On the hilarious "Naked Puppets" she spoofs conformity ("Last night I saw Eraser-head / Today I cut my hair"), while "Orange County" paints a grimly comic portrait of American living. Her Men ¬ Herb Heinz on guitar, Joel Davel on MIDI mallets and "lightening stick," Micah Ball on Chapman stick, and J.T. Quillan III delivering "ambient personality" ¬ traipse along with gregarious zeal, despite their deliciously subservient roles. (Chan)

San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 17, 1999, page 79

Check out more reviews of Amy's recordings and performances at her IS Productions site.

This page was last updated on March 3, 2004 by Kristi Wachter.