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  • Audio CD (30 Nov 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Skydog
  • ASIN: B00004V2GA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 875,502 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Bebe Buell 'Retrosexual'Famous 'rock chick' and her chums carouse their way through ten prime rock'n'roll tunes. The Rock 'n' Roll mama - to Liv Tyler - shows off what she learnt from her rock'n'roll friends!Now more famous for being Liv Tyler's mum ,Bebe is the (in)famous rock'n'roll chick who liaised with everyone from Todd Rundgren to Stiv Bators via Steven Tyler,Rod Stewart,John Lennon,The Stones & Iggy Pop! An album of her own compositions,plus her take on Johnny Thunder's 'Little Bit Of Whore' and Motorhead's 'I'll Be Your Sister'. Recently had massive press coverage in the mainstream press about her OTT rock'n'roll exploits. Including being Playmate of the Month of November 1974. TRACKSGargoyle,Lust Never Sleeps,Cosmic Kiss,Bored Baby,Top Of The Pops,Little Bit Of Whore,Jacuzzi Jungle,13 Wrong Turns,Claw Bite,I'll Be Your Sister. (10 tracks). SKY 62266-2 Skydog Records 3307516 226625 Stock Photo. Factory shrinkwrapped.

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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
"Cause while you're busy messing up/I'm earnestly copping some licks!" Apparently that's just what she did -- Bebe Buell is known for being the mother of actress Liv Tyler, and the ex-paramour of quite a few rock stars. Guess what: she's a rocker in her own right, and "Retrosexual" (recently rereleased) proves that.

Hard-edged rock opens up the album, with the grinding guitars and bass of "Gargoyle" and the percussion/bass smack-down of "Lust Never Sleeps." She gets romantic in "Cosmic Kiss," with lines like "wrap me up in your cosmic kiss/I always wanted it to feel like this." But she sticks close to the grittier side of rock, even giving a solid, catchy cover to Johnny Thunders' "Little Bit O' Whore."

A bit of Buell's own life seeps in, as she talks about a "a girl, a girl/a princess who couldn't take care of herself" who learns how to rock on her own. "Claw Bite" deserves special notice. It's a bouncy, peppy rocker, and probably the best song I've ever heard about "lobster boys." I dare you not to start grinning at this one.

Strictly speaking, "Retrosexual" is not a new album -- it's a collection of Buell's work from over many years, now collected on CD rather than vinyl. Bebe is not up to the level of Joan Jett and other female rock giants, but she obviously has the snarl, swagger and smile for the job. I guess you can't run with rock stars for thirty-plus years without getting a knack for it.

Buell has a pretty solid rock voice, throaty and snarly. She's also able to purr her songs in a way that's both threatening and sultry. It's a bit offputting when she lets rip with some high-pitched squeals in "Claw Bite," though.
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Bought this one just for her cover version of Motorhead's 'I'll Be Your Sister,' and found the whole album a bit of a corker. Indeed, recently re-released, and there was good sense behind doing so, as this one is a bit of a dark horse. The Mom of Liv Tyler whilst with Aerosmith's Steve, Bebe has weathered well, and considering her 'groupie' past, if she'd put her mind to it I'm sure she'd have been a great rock star in her own right. Every track is a good 'un, and I didn't know, until my fellow-reviewer here pointed it out, the tracks were recorded over a number of years. Yes, one the rock officionados' can casually slip into the CD player and surprise their reputedly knowledgeable guests with by asking them to guess whom the artiste is? Top-notch!
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Worked up so Retrosexual 31 May 2005
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
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"Cause while you're busy messing up/I'm earnestly copping some licks!" Apparently that's just what she did -- Bebe Buell is known for being the mother of actress Liv Tyler, and the ex-paramour of quite a few rock stars. Guess what: she's a rocker in her own right, and "Retrosexual" (recently rereleased) proves that.

Hard-edged rock opens up the album, with the grinding guitars and bass of "Gargoyle" and the percussion/bass smack-down of "Lust Never Sleeps." She gets romantic in "Cosmic Kiss," with lines like "wrap me up in your cosmic kiss/I always wanted it to feel like this." But she sticks close to the grittier side of rock, even giving a solid, catchy cover to Johnny Thunders' "Little Bit O' Whore."

A bit of Buell's own life seeps in, as she talks about a "a girl, a girl/a princess who couldn't take care of herself" who learns how to rock on her own. "Claw Bite" deserves special notice. It's a bouncy, peppy rocker, and probably the best song I've ever heard about "lobster boys." I dare you not to start grinning at this one.

Strictly speaking, "Retrosexual" is not a new album -- it's a collection of Buell's work from over many years, now collected on CD rather than vinyl. Bebe is not up to the level of Joan Jett and other female rock giants, but she obviously has the snarl, swagger and smile for the job. I guess you can't run with rock stars for thirty-plus years without getting a knack for it.

Buell has a pretty solid rock voice, throaty and snarly. She's also able to purr her songs in a way that's both threatening and sultry. It's a bit offputting when she lets rip with some high-pitched squeals in "Claw Bite," though. Her songwriting is clumsy in places ("Cover me in your lonesome fire/Speak to me with your cross-fire choir"), but the flaws are easy to overlook.

And Buell lets the spotlight shine on the assorted musicians who back her up; in the first song, she stops singing to let the guitars and bass take center stage. The instrumentation is quite solid, although done by different people over the years. It could use a bit less of that hard-rock/metal crunching, but it has the garagey feel to pull it off.

Bebe Buell's backload of songs is not perfect, but "Retrosexual" does prove that she didn't cop those licks in vain. Fun, rockin' and worth checking out.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Worked up so Retrosexual 11 Jan 2005
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
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"Cause while you're busy messing up/I'm earnestly copping some licks!" Apparently that's just what she did -- Bebe Buell is known for being the mother of actress Liv Tyler, and the ex-paramour of quite a few rock stars. Guess what: she's a rocker in her own right, and "Retrosexual" proves that.

Hard-edged rock opens up the album, with the grinding guitars and bass of "Gargoyle" and the percussion/bass smack-down of "Lust Never Sleeps." She gets romantic in "Cosmic Kiss," with lines like "wrap me up in your cosmic kiss/I always wanted it to feel like this." But she sticks close to the grittier side of rock, even giving a solid, catchy cover to Johnny Thunders' "Little Bit O' Whore."

A bit of Buell's own life seeps in, as she talks about a "a girl, a girl/a princess who couldn't take care of herself" who learns how to rock on her own. "Claw Bite" deserves special notice. It's a bouncy, peppy rocker, and probably the best song I've ever heard about "lobster boys." I dare you not to start grinning at this one.

Strictly speaking, "Retrosexual" is not a new album -- it's a collection of Buell's work from over many years, now collected on CD rather than vinyl. Bebe is not up to the level of Joan Jett and other female rock giants, but she obviously has the snarl, swagger and smile for the job. I guess you can't run with rock stars for thirty-plus years without getting a knack for it.

Buell has a pretty solid rock voice, throaty and snarly. She's also able to purr her songs in a way that's both threatening and sultry. It's a bit offputting when she lets rip with some high-pitched squeals in "Claw Bite," though. Her songwriting is clumsy in places ("Cover me in your lonesome fire/Speak to me with your cross-fire choir"), but the flaws are easy to overlook.

And Buell lets the spotlight shine on the assorted musicians who back her up; in the first song, she stops singing to let the guitars and bass take center stage. The instrumentation is quite solid, although done by different people over the years. It could use a bit less of that hard-rock/metal crunching, but it has the garagey feel to pull it off.

Bebe Buell's backload of songs is not perfect, but "Retrosexual" does prove that she didn't cop those licks in vain. Fun, rockin' and worth checking out.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Still rocks- the real deal! 29 May 2007
By Book Collector - Published on Amazon.com
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I can't get enough of Retrosexual. It may have come out the first time thirteen years ago (this is a reissue) but it's still in my CD case on repeat.

Worth the price and worth it for her cover of Johnny Thunder's "Little Bit 'O Whore" and her original penned "Bored Baby" alone.

All around great. There isn't a bad song on the thing.

Bebe Buell is underrated as a singer and songwriter.

Also, Mr. Ratboy is playing some killer guitar.
Her best work to date! 30 Jan 2012
By Violet - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
She was young, she was free and she wanted to rock! and achieved it!
This is her best work for me, her rockest/punkest record, with her better voice.
Bebe totally amazes and show to the world that chicks can rock as well as guys!
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