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Free Kitten Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 May 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ecstatic Peace
  • ASIN: B0017V20ZE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,103 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"What difference does a decade and a year make? We all live between then and now. Generally, most of us treat then as a movie we demand final cut over, a series of scenes we arrange and re-arrange according to the narrative we prefer to present to the world: I was happy. Cut to: My family was whole and happy. Fade to black. The status quo presumes a number of things, too, chief among them being the power of facade. The family home looks perfect, so -- perforce -- the family is perfect, and that separates us from 'them.' Take a picture. Better yet, make a movie of us in our pique perfection. Cut to The Wife. Cut to The Wife and the family dog. Fade to black. A decade and one year ago, Free Kitten released their third album, Sentimental Education. On it, one heard Kim Gordon's vocals and guitar. One also heard Pussy Galore's Julie Cafritz's vocals and guitar. Drums were played by the Boredom's Yoshimi; bass: Mark Ibold, formerly of Pavement. There were guest stars, too, but for the post-punk, indie, noise uninitiated, the draw of this album -- and 1994's UnBoxed, and Nice Ass after it -- was less its pedigree than the music's ability to challenge or even stop the movie lies that generally play in all our heads, such as: I am happy. Cut to: my family is whole and happy. Fade to black. Free Kitten's music suggested otherwise. Free Kitten liked fading to black -- and, in the process, drawing a curtain over the status quo. Free Kitten told stories about the family dog as well, less in their lyrics than in their sound, which brought Mom to mind, too, but Mom wielding a knife near the neck of the family dog that refuses to run away -- or shut up. But that was then. As to now: Free Kitten is releasing its fourth studio album. Titled Inherit, it reacquaints us with Gordon, Cafritz and Yoshimi. On the disc, then and now are collapsed into the present. And it is our present that is most effected by songs like 'Erected Girl,' which reminds one of bossa nova rhythms run through a Kosher meat grinder. And then there's 'Free Kitten on the Mountain,' which amounts to a travelogue of sorts -- but through a Lord Buckley-like subconscious mind. In short, the thematic eclecticism evinced in Free Kitten's present work is a movie that doesn't lie, because truth is its standard." --Hilton Als, March 2008

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 26 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
this is without doubt one of my top 3 albums of the year.
what tedious reviews have gone before; please ignore & immerse yourself in the awesome sound that 'Inherit' has to offer.
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1.0 out of 5 stars not kittens anymore 17 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
The first 2 albums didn't exactly get rave reviews but i liked them and thought they were underrated...however this album is very dull with no sparks whatsoever
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not The Sum Of It's Parts 5 Jun 2008
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Free Kitten is the extra curricular musical outlet of one Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore) and Yoshimi (Boredoms). This, their fourth album, is the first material that they've released in over ten years.... You know that old thing about monkeys in a room and Shakespeare? Well you would think that, given that the 3 elements of Free Kitten are certainly no monkeys and 10 years is a very long time, they could come up with something a bit more interesting than 'Inherit'.

The album brings to mind a rather long road journey; there's a couple of exciting moments when they are confronted by a serial killing hitchhiker ('Help Me'), party in a trucker bar ('Roughshod'), and have an incident with a monkey ('Bananas'), but on the whole it's a pretty long and uncomfortable affair with a never changing landscape.

There are moments of promise throughout 'Inherit'. 'The Poet' bludgeons the listener with a powerful 2-chord alternation but even when accompanied by some gruesome guitar noise, after two minutes it simply becomes tiresome. 'Monster Eye' builds on its initial ambience with some guitar effects that wouldn't sound out of place in a steel works, but ends with some truly awful GCSE style poetry, which renders the last 2 minutes unlistenable.

Despite the best efforts of Cafritz to infuse the album with some nuts - 'Bananas' (minus the absolutely shocking lyrics - please God say they are ironic), 'Seasick', 'Help Me' - on the whole it resembles the noodlings of a bunch of stoned 14 year olds in their parents garage. No more is this true than on 'Roughshod', which is simply immature in both sound and chord progression. 'Billboard' would be a great introduction to a ballsy song - all dissonant ambience and subtlety - but in its own right represents 2.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hippies Standing In A Field 22 Nov 2008
By Tinsel Tooth - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Like the album artwork, you'll feel like you are with a bunch of hippies making music in the woods, but with electrical instruments and someone scored some sweet LSD from a barrel that Charles Manson buried in the in the 60's and your friend bought the map to that barrel at some Grateful Dead side project's concert and the only reason you were there was to score even more acid.
If you have heard Free Kitten's previous albums, you would expect trashy, noisy, catchy as hell pop, but here you get tripped out, trashy, noisey catchy as hell pop. This album is all over the place like all Free Kitten releases but in a good way; each track shifts in feeling, tempo and dynamics. In the vein of early Royal Trux or Katie the Pest and Sonic Youth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Punky Metal Purrrrrfect! 30 July 2010
By Hotpink Zelda Brainchild - Published on Amazon.com
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In my personal excellent opinion, "Inherit" marks the very best phase of all phases in Free Kitten's long-lived minature discography since the early "Straight Up" Ep.

Honestly, I think the group certainly works most effectively as a trio - just Kim, Julie, and Yoshimi. All the other formats work, as a music duo or quartet, but there's a certain magic on this particular release we haven't heard before.

"Less is more" in this recipe: two primitive mistuned ambient guitars and a fantastic japanese drummer, which spews a goo-goo-goo creme brulee drunken butterfly cauldron of bitch's brew sound and distorted atmosphere. What I like best, is that the guitars are very free form and somewhat loose while the drums hold everything together basically, a puddle of sound floating in the glimmer.

Not a far cry different than their other albums "Nice Ass" or "Sentimental Education" - simply better unstructured mature sonic rock, well written and performed. A favorite selection for anybody who likes early Royal Trux via "Twin Infinitives" or "Cats and Dogs".

Definitely buy this album if you enjoy good music by female punk legendaries - hopefully there will be a follow up to this wonderful trip. These ladies keep getting better with each new album...

Also check out Thurston Moore's album "Trees Outside the Academy", which is also pretty amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 19 Mar 2009
By endsng - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Why do i love Kim Gordon so much? This is a great, trippy-sounding album. Great in the car.
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