Again we’re doing something a little different here at Incognito HQ. Normally our pick of the week is a recent release that we think is worthy of being featured. This week instead of featuring a recent release, we’re celebrating the fifth anniversary of an album. Coup D’e Ta-Ta’s is a live album by Attractive Eighties Women that really shows everything the band is about: rock, controversy, and healthy doses of humor. Before I get into the album, let me say that on the Bandcamp page, Attractive Eighties Women is described as sounding “like a cross between Molly Hatchet and and eighth-grade talent show.” Hey, we’re OK with that.
The first song is called “Master Cylinder.” No, it has nothing to do with cars. This song is about Pabst Blue Ribbon tall boys. Specifically that a tall boy is the only thing that satisfies the thirst of the narrator. I’ll tell you one thing, even though it’s not a rockabilly song, I think a lot of rockabilly guys would make this their anthem.
My favorite song on this album is “They Shoot Hipsters, Don’t They?” This basically catalogs everything that is annoying about hipsters. This song also contains the best line (trust me, there are a lot of them): “Even Pitchfork hasn’t heard of my favorite band.” I imagine we’ve all met someone like this.
I’m not going to sit here and catalog every song on the album. You should listen to it yourself. With songs about drinking, strip clubs, and broken hearts, you’ll find something you like.
One word of warning: if you have delicate sensibilities, this probably isn’t the band for you. I imagine you’ll especially be offended by “Gonna Kill Myself (Because of You)” and “Pandamonium.” If you’re like us and aren’t troubled by delicate sensibilities, then this is real simple. This band rocks hard and will make you laugh, and let’s face it. We can always use a little more rock and laughter in our lives. Now is the time to get to know this band too. Right now, you can get Coup D’e Ta-Ta’s and Ancient Cry of the Tyrannosaur (with the excellent song “DUI”) for the low price of $5 each.