Music* Pussy Galore – Wait a minute / Art* Kelly Maker – selected works

Music & Visions – projects selected by Giovanni Papalia + ThePT

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Pussy Galore was an American garage rock band that formed in Washington, D.C. in 1985. They had a constantly fluid line-up until their demise in 1990. They took their name from the character in the James Bond film, Goldfinger, and their sound was inspired by The Velvet Underground and the New York Dolls.
The band’s earliest incarnation consisted of guitarist and vocalist Jon Spencer, guitarist and occasional vocalist Julia Cafritz and drummer John Hammill, though this line-up would be subject to both change and expansion in later years. Following the self-released 7″ Feel Good About Your Body, they added guitarist Neil Hagerty. The new lineup recorded the EP Groovy Hate Fuck. This EP, like all of their early releases, would be self-released on their own Shove Records label. After the band moved to New York City they further expanded the line-up by taking on then 16-year-old Cristina Martinez as a guitarist. Martinez was not a musician and had simply taken the photograph for the 7″. The band also replaced Hammill with former Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert. Then on a dare from Sonic Youth, they released a limited-edition cassette and vinyl cover album of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street. They followed this up in January 1987 with another self-released mini-set Pussy Gold 5000. Shortly after this Martinez left the band and formed Boss Hog with Spencer a few years later.
In September 1987, Pussy Galore recorded their debut album and their first recording for another label, Right Now! on Caroline Records. Shortly following the release of Right Now!, Hagerty left the band and was replaced by Kurt Wolf, but he was to return to the Pussy Galore line-up following the release of the Sugarshit Sharp EP with Wolf leaving to join Loudspeaker. Sugarshit Sharp is probably best known for the garage rock interpretation of Einstürzende Neubauten’s industrial/dance classic from the mid-1980s, Yu-Gung. Pussy Galore used sampling in their music, drawing short samples from both the original track and the Public Enemy rap classic, Don’t Believe The Hype. F.M. Einheit, a member of Neubauten, was said to have been quite impressed with the cover version. The EP also introduced Pussy Galore’s new logo, which consisted of Neubauten’s “Yu-Gung Man” emblem with a grainy, almost indecipherable photocopy of the Rolling Stones’ trademark lips-and-tongue image superimposed over its head….

Kelly Maker
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Kelly Maker is a photographer and artist based in Melbourne, Australia.
Entirely self-taught, she has cultivated a unique and recognizable form of digital manipulation. Her work encompasses a unique collage style, made both digitally and by hand. Having over the past year worked with inspiring creatives and innovative business’ she has ignited her passion for creating eye-catching content that has launched her into the art scene locally and abroad.
Her photography stands tall both on its own and in conjunction with her affection for editing. Through the utilization of digital and 35mm photography Kelly finds inspiration in everyday life, aiming to capture her subject in a unique way by focusing on what’s within and without and understanding that the model is both a work of art and merely human, waiting to be dressed up or dressed down, understood or confused through the lens of the camera.
As Kelly continues her work she revels in the opportunity to collaborate with anyone holding an idea waiting to be captured or actualized. Expect to see much more of her work in the future.

 

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