Get The Gore
-- Herschell Gordon Lewis Director of the film “The Gore Gore Girls” and early impressario of skin flicks and slasher fests.
Born by the pale blue glow of “Hullabaloo,” lullabied by the River Rouge Stamping Plant and honed to a shiv point by midnight B-movies, Detroit’s Gore Gore Girls’ come-hither sneer draws a sonic line (in thick, black eyeliner, babies) from the Girl Group ground zero of the Brill Building to the legendary punk Mecca of the Grande Ballroom. Get the Gore’s innocent and insolent sound finds both the gum-snapping punk in the Ronettes and the sweet and dirty romance in the Stooges. It is brash, cute and killer. Be forewarned, though, anyone who writes the Gore Gore Girls off as only big hair, go-go boots and reform school allure misses the meat of the matter; slowwitted oglers are liable to get rudely muscled aside when the Girls hit the stage with their fully loaded Gretsch guitars, sweet harmonies and three-on-the-tree energy.
Simple yet savage songs like “All Grown Up” “Don’t Cry” and “Pleasure Unit” (co-written with nether-worldy rock-and-roll legend Kim Fowley) make you want to take the top down, even if you need a blowtorch to do it. Raveups like “Fox in a Box” and “Casino” will have you stashing the half pint in your ass pocket so you can do The Fug or The Swim. The psychedelic shimmy of “Where Evil Grows” and “You Lied to Me Before” will groove the black light crowd right out of their pads.
Amy, guitarist, vocalist and the Gore to the fore, formed the Girls out of an uncontrollable and perhaps unhealthy fascination with the style and sass of classic ‘60s girl groups and the convulsing sonic energy of an industrial American city disintegrating. Being a fellow member of the Sisterhood of the Gretsch, Marlene (fondly referred to as The Hammer—listen up and you’ll hear why) signed on soon thereafter on the lead guitar. Bassist Carol Anne Schumacher (who also finds time to play in The Detroit Cobras and Reigning Sound) and drummer Nicky Styxx round out the Gore lineup on the album. The Gore Gore Girls’ knockout live show—sexy, but in a “Watch it, wiseass” kind of way—has landed them tours with rock ‘n’ roll legends The Cramps and manic psychobilly preacher Reverend Horton Heat.They’ve also shared stages with rock heavyweights Eagles of Death Metal, Mooney Suzuki, Shonen Knife, The Zombies, The New York Dolls, The Ravonettes, The Pretty Things, The Strokes and more at Little Steven’s Underground Garage Festival at Randall’s Island, NY in 2005.
\"Their blend of 60\'s girl group pop sensibilities and harmonies and late 70\'s punk attack conjure up the spirits of the teenager that\'s still in us, wanting to bounce off the walls and have a good time.\" Stephon Johnson Baeble Music
\"The Gore Gore Girls are one tough unit. I dare you not to be moved by “Pleasure Unit” and the lead-off tune, “Fox in a Box...Indeed, we need more Gore!\" Scene Magazine
\"While the Raveonettes have successfully reawakened the dreamy, girl-group soulfulness of the ’50s and ’60s, the Gore Gore Girls are here to remind us there was a raw, rebellious side to that era as well. Get the Gore is a rollicking blast from the past — a sound like go-go dancers emerging from the garage.\" Wade Coggesell Nuvo Weekly
\"Get the Gore is a sweet and dirty treat for lovers of the 60s era sound, and for those who\'d like to discover an innovative twist on it.\" Latoya Holloman Augusta Metro Spirit
\"Rollicking girlie guitar-and-handclaps in the vein of Holly Golightly, the Chalets and the Pipettes.\" Playboy
\"Detroit garageists sound like the gum-popping, guitar-toting granddaughters of Chuck Berry and the Beach Boys…\" USA Today
\"Amy\'s vocals are loaded up with tough rock \'n\' roll strut one minute and sweet Spectoresque Brill Building melody the next. Hence, the nitty gets separated from the gritty: Any rocker worth their salt can handle the former; very few can manage the latter. Get The Gore is bloody good and upholds the honor of schlockmeister Herschell Gordon Lewis\'s words. No shit.\" Detroit Metro Times
\"This is a 38-minute, mini-masterpiece of garage-punk bravado that allows the heady sound of the Gore Gore Girls to not so gently bleed into your ears. Once heard, never to be forgotten.\" Popmatters