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Damn You Evil Women, Damn You! by Bonsai Kittens

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Reviewed on 21st July 2004.

 
 

Damn You Evil Women, Damn You!

By Bonsai Kittens

One of the several quite good things about this CD is the little booklet that comes with it. There is a really lovely picture on the front (see illustration). And inside you get a soppy/serious story about what each song means. Plus lots of tiny little mice and goldfish on the back. Fantasy Food Wallpaper for the masses. If you're a cat.

The great thing about the CD, of course, is the testicle-tweaking jollity of rock's genre-by-genre deconstruction that is the Bonsai Kittens' acrid scent marker.

Heavy metal cat domination; lo-fi retro eye gouging; Corner Shop meets Midge Ure shafting Mike Skinner in Leeds 6; Human League slaps the Playstation for self abuse; Super Mario meets the daleks in We are Devo mode;. yup: they're Evil.

"I've finished, I don't know about you" is my favourite line. It reminds of how funny Victoria Wood used to be. Still is, probably.

This is the Bonsai Kittens in the full flood of what they were doing so well on the last release - arranging and posing some cunningly well-played fragments of pop's dressing-up and jewellery box with wicked grins and childlike directness in the button pressing department. Underestimate at your peril, says I. "Now it's game over" are words you would not like to hear for real. Not from this lot anyway.

I'm not going to give them five stars because they will become big headed and famous and probably stop being funny. Just like Charlotte Church, or Rachel Stevens probably. And I'm certainly not going to tell you about the secret track. Or how much I laughed. It would not be seemly.

There really is nothing like 'em. You must have a Bonsai Kittens CD in your cupboard and you must see a live set before you die.

 

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On 21st July 2004 at 20:01 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

Damn then even more

 

On 21st July 2004 at 20:02 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

It should have read "Damn them even more"

Damn them again for making me mess up my spelling

 

On 22nd July 2004 at 09:26 Anonymous 1928 wrote...

Or howabout "Damn them then, even more"?

Sam, you come up with ALL the best musical descriptions - we could never come up with those kinda things about ourselves...testicle-tweaking jollity indeed. And Tigers! will be VERY impressed that our review mentioned Devo

Hope you can make it to a live show soon, howzabout the all-dayer on 15 August? We should have the latest dance moves fine-tuned by then....ahem.

 

On 22nd July 2004 at 09:42 Anonymous 251 wrote...

That is an ace review Sam, you're getting almost as good as me young man ! Well deserved too from a fine pop band!

 

On 25th July 2004 at 19:46 Anonymous 2648 wrote...

Si - I think you're probably entitled to a free copy of this CD, even though you'd probably think it was cack... if you're coming to our karaoke party (4th september, brudenell social) introduce yourself and you can be the proud owner of one for nowt...

 

On 25th July 2004 at 20:00 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

That is tempting

 

On 26th July 2004 at 08:09 Anonymous 1928 wrote...

I second that suggestion.

 

On 29th July 2004 at 21:00 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

Can't i just come round your house for tea and biscuits?

 

On 29th July 2004 at 23:05 Anonymous 251 wrote...

Oi pervert ! Thats my sister!

 

On 30th July 2004 at 08:26 Anonymous 1928 wrote...

Depends entirely on the biscuit. One cannot question the virtuousness of the digestive, but any waffle-based biscuit is indeed a perversion.

 

On 30th July 2004 at 10:12 Anonymous 251 wrote...

Garibaldi's are dirty and wrong!

 

On 30th July 2004 at 10:13 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

What about a Twix? It contains biscuit but many would consider it a chocolate bar.

 

On 30th July 2004 at 10:16 Anonymous 13 wrote...

Si ... way off. Go check http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com for all you need to know about biscuits.

 

On 30th July 2004 at 10:24 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

Ah it all becomes clear.

"They aren't so nice that you could eat a whole packet"

Very true

 

On 30th July 2004 at 12:06 Anonymous 1928 wrote...

Sounds like something someone might say about the Bonsai Kittens.

 

On 30th July 2004 at 14:09 Anonymous 2648 wrote...

I think Digestives are the perverts of the biscuit world. Dreadfully plain and taste like you're eating dust.

Chocolate hobnobs, on the other hand...

 

On 30th July 2004 at 15:39 Anonymous 1928 wrote...

I suspected we'd fall out over this.

 

On 3rd August 2004 at 21:58 Anonymous 2648 wrote...

Let's call it 'creative differences' to the outside world though, eh?

 

On 3rd August 2004 at 23:16 Anonymous 2671 wrote...

Ok well i still don't know if i can make it on the 4th Sept. I'm from Bradford so it would mean paying 20 to get a taxi back. The question we need to ask ourselves is whether it is worth paying 20 to get a free demo that is on sale for 2.50

 

On 3rd August 2004 at 23:17 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

I don't know if i could make it either for the same reason though if we shared a taxi it would half the fare

 

On 4th August 2004 at 08:55 Anonymous 1928 wrote...

Nearer the time we could let you know if any other folk are coming who will be Bradford-bound at the end of the night - you'll have to remind us mind. But I agree, wouldn't be worth it just for the free CD, which will be available to download free from our web site (soonish) anyway! But for Robochrist, karaoke, prize raffle & general japes...well now you're talking! We think so anyway

 

On 6th August 2004 at 18:12 Anonymous 2648 wrote...

Yeah, you miseries!

And I bet you can't get a blue cocktail that tastes of mouthwash with a little umbrella in it for 1.50 in bradford.

 

On 6th August 2004 at 18:22 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

You ever been to the Sir Titus Salt? You can get a jug of the stuff

 

On 9th August 2004 at 08:27 Anonymous 1928 wrote...

The one in Bradford? Yes, come to mention it, but I don't drink girly blue drinks...even ones what taste of mouthwash

 

On 11th August 2004 at 23:07 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

all hail weatherspoons and their cheap ale

 
 
 

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