Chicks On Speed – 99 cents

The Berlin based happy mentalists Chicks on Speed return with a gloriously fun and varied album of sublime electropop. On the way Chicks on Speed have been enlisted many people to help them including the Canadian queen of the perverse Peaches, Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club), Nicola (Adult), Miss Kittin and Le Tigre. All of those diverse people have managed to sit happily inside the Chicks style. You can think of ’99 cents’ as Ladytron having fun, there are all the same elements but Chicks on Speed are determined to have a laugh at the same time. Be it in the nursey rhyme chorus of ‘Wordy Rappinghood’, the simple anticapitalism of ’99 Cents’ and ‘Sell-Out’ or the more hardcore space age sounds of ‘Universal Pussy’ there is a great sense that pleasure is king (or queen). This is top notch, party time, slightly derranged and blissfully wanton album. Fantastic!

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Label : Chicks On Speed Records/Labels

Release Date : 20 October 2003

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  • Shooting from the Hip
  • We Don’t Play Guitars (feat. Peaches)
  • Wordy Rapping Hood
  • Coventry
  • 99 Cents
  • Sell-Out
  • Culture Vulture
  • Universal Pussy
  • Love Life
  • Shick Sharing (feat. Miss Kitten)
  • Fashion Rules
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