Saturday, 3 April 2010
Luscious Jackson were an all female alternative rock band from Manhattan who were active from 1991 until 2000. The band are probably best known as the first signings to the Beastie Boys Grand Royal label, on which they released 3 albums, ten single and an ep during their existence. Or for being one of the bands on the GAP adverts in the late 90's.
Being on Grand Royal isn't the band's only connection with the Brooklyn rap trio. Their drummer, Kate Schellenbach was originally a member of the Beastie Boys in their first incarnation as a hardcore punk band but according to which story you read either left due to the change in direction of the band or was eased out by Rick Rubin as she didn't fit in with the image he wanted for the Beastie Boys, probably due to being the wrong sex for a start.
The track posted is from the second album, Fever In Fever Out, the only one I own, so can't enlighten you on how good the other 2 are. The album is good and Naked Eye, for me, is the highlight of the whole thing.
The version here is the Propellerheads mix from the 12" single. The track was the band's biggest hit and also the only one to enter the Billboard charts in the States, so really, their only hit.
Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye (Propellerheads mix)