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Feminist Sweepstakes

Le Tigre Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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1. LT Tour Theme
2. Shred A
3. Fake French
4. FYR
5. On Guard
6. Much Finer
7. Dyke March 2001
8. Tres Bien
9. Well Well Well
10. TGIF
11. My Art
12. Cry For Everything Bad That's Ever Happened
13. Keep On Livin'

Product Description


Feminist Sweepstakes is the second Le Tigre album, and Kathleen Hanna's most direct political statement yet. Irascible femme-punk firebrand Kathleen Hanna has never been the sort to take a seat on the ideological fence, but pretty much her entire recorded canon wilts like a shrinking violet in the face of Feminist Sweepstakes. Dedicated to "the ladies and the fags", Feminist Sweepstakes--released on the label of kindred electro-pop spirits Chicks On Speed--lays out its manifesto with a righteous zeal: these 13 tracks cover everything from the death of feminism ("FYR") and take-back-the-power lesbian militancy ("Dyke March 2001") to gender politics on the dancefloor ("LT Tour Theme") and the drudgery of wage slavery when "your boss is an asshole" ("TGIF"). But where, in Bikini Kill, Hanna dealt primarily in screechy punk-rock, Le Tigre mine a seam that tethers distorted vocals and treble-heavy guitars to the clatter of beatboxes and electronic loops. Sadly, there's nothing here to contend with the ballsy dancefloor pop rush of "Hot Topic", Le Tigre's flagship tune from the trio's eponymous 2000 debut. Still, it's refreshing that it's still all right for grrrls to get angry: in a world of half-arsed plagiarists and apathetic musical journeymen, Le Tigre are the rare band that really matter. --Louis Pattison

Album Description

Le Tigre's 2nd full-length delivers rollerskate jams, sampler punk and political dance tracks you've come to expect from the trio. And it ups the ante for electro-conceptual, feminist pop music. Le Tigre features Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin, The Fakes & Suture), Johanna Fateman (writer behind the zines 'Artaud-Mania!' and 'My Need To Speak on the Subject of Jackson Pollock') and new member J.D. Samson. 2001 Mr. Lady records.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best CDs EVER Jan. 15 2004
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I got feminist sweepstakes 3 months ago, and it is STILL in my diskman! in general i prefer more hardcore crust music like rudimentary peni, crass,and Sub-Humans, but this is one of the best CDs of ALL TIME!
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I have been a huge Kathleen fan since Bikini Kill. Julie Ruin was a great side project and then came Le Tigre, one of the best bands in my collection. I have purchased all of the Le Tigre albums and this one is by far the BEST yet! These 3 women take on political issues that are important to me and are usually overlooked. It isn't just girl power or riot grrrl anymore. This album covers homosesexual rights, gender differences, socioeconomic back grounds and how the poor get skrewed and the rich dont care! O.K. I may sound bitter, but I was so impressed by this album. My favorite tracks are "FYR" which is probably the most political of all the songs they have created and "Keep on Livin'" which still brings tears to my eyes everytime I hear it. I saw them live on their last tour in Salt Lake City and it was INCREDIBLE! These women have energy, power, pride and creative minds that work together creating unique and beautiful expression. I love all of their albums, but Feminist is the best by far! You will not and could not regret this purchase!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Le Tigre. Surely The Best Of The Riot Grrl Bands. Sept. 29 2003
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Le Tigre is one of my all time favorite bands... and this CD did not disappoint me in the least. They have such an awesome sound and this cd makes me so proud to be a girl... the best songs on this cd would have to be "Well Well Well" and "Fake French". They are just so fun to listen to. Theyve got a unique sound, a little different from the other Riot Grrl Bands...
So. Buy this cd. Now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!! April 2 2003
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I love Kathleen Hanna. I bought all of Bikini Kill, then Julie Ruin, then the first Le Tigre. Now this! This album has so much feminism packed in its about to explode. All I can say is it's a must have for everyone. Wonderful. I can't stop listening to it. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars For the ladies ... Jan. 10 2003
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Format:Audio CD
This album is awesome!! Highly recommended. Le Tigre has taken the "riot girl" movement above and beyond. What more can we ask for but great music with a powerful message that we can dance to? I get it, I get it, I get it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No one sees a v.i.p.... Nov. 27 2002
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I love this album. I pop in this cd and dance with my dog. I have been thoroughly enlightened. It has kick [butt] beats that do not tire, with samplings of 'found noises' and created ones, lyrics of inspiring proportions about looking forward and claiming that which is ours... I have to say this is the best Le Tigre project to date, and would even go as far to say it is Kathleen Hannah's best project to date... of course a great artist is always improving. Please check it out, it's totally worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They're the Band with the Roller Skate Jams Nov. 11 2002
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Feminist Sweepstakes is a cd to put in the player when you just need some encouragement. Is your boss driving you mad? Do you want to just throw up your hands and quit, hiding under the covers of your bed? Is everyone around you going nuts? Is there a paper napkin in your coffee pot? Le Tigre understands, and, in the final song, will encourage you to Keep On Living.
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4.0 out of 5 stars lesbians with techno toys rule the world. June 20 2002
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Le tigre is a close relative of Chicks on speed, but a little less artsy and more palatable to the average listener. long-time punker kathleen hanna brings her years of being out and politically active to this group along with the other two members (i don't know much about their histories). This band is criticized frequently for being "preachy" and "in your face" about lesbian politics, but at least half the songs on this album are just fun and have nothing to do with politics. I saw le tigre live and it rocked. just like the old days of punk. but with more bleeps. if you liked the movie "but i'm a cheerleader," then this band is for you.
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