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MASTAS Episode 2: Luscious Jackson, "Naked Eye"

Submitted by on March 22, 2016 – 2:43 PM3 Comments
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Doug Seymour / LusciousJackson.us

In Episode 2 of MASTAS, Sarah asks us to ponder "Naked Eye" by Luscious Jackson

…which leads to tributes to '90s ladyrockers, theories about the career prospects of former drummers, and fond/horrified remembrances of our Clinton-era hairstyles. Tweet us at TalkSongs to get your riot grrrl on, suggest songs for future eps, and tell Mark if he correctly remembered who was in Belly.

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SHOW NOTES

Learn more about David Gregory Byrne, who wrote this week's dreamy New Wave theme song (and last week's funky jam!)

Enjoy this photographic evidence that Mark's friend Erin had Luscious Jackson hair

Go buy Luscious Jackson's "Naked Eye" and their kick-ass album Electric Honey

Then go enjoy The Donnas

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3 Comments »

  • Josh says:

    Hey, a little love for The Donnas! awesome.

  • Karen Williams says:

    This was cool, in that I don't remember ever seeing this video before. Thank you!

  • DensityDuck says:

    Haha, it's funny that you mention Republica, because A: it's one of a number of 90s dance bands with completely interchangeable output (like, um, Luscious Jackson) and B: their album was one of the last ones I bought at The Wall, and you damn better believe I put that "lifetime free replacement" sticker on the case, even when it was obvious that The Wall was not long for retail existence.

    You're right about that flat-tone chanting thing that was such a big part of 90s vocal dance tracks. I think everyone was trying to rip off Madonna's "Vogue".

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