Geraldine Fibber Says "Axl Can Just Suck My Dick"; Say What?

ATN correspondent Matthew Amster reports: When we caught up with

Geraldine Fibber's leader Carla Bozulich recently, she mentioned that

a reviewer had compared her to Axl Rose. She was not pleased. "Axl can

just suck my dick," she told us. A couple of years ago, Bozulich was

scoring dance hits with

her industrial combo, Ethyl Meatplow. EM's thrashy sound was about

90 percent computerized, by Bozulich's estimate.

But these days, now that Bozulich is singing and playing with

the Geraldine Fibbers, there's not a computer in sight. The Fibbers

feature drums, a

guitar, a violin, and an upright bass. "This stuff is me," Bozulich

said. "I was writing a lot of the

songs that are on the record while I was in Ethyl Meatplow."

The album--Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home

(Virgin)--

is a stunning achievement. Bozulich screams like Janis Joplin and

dips into a seductive low growl, often in the same song. The

record vacillates between rock, folk ballad, and waltz, and shines

in every form, held together by Bozulich's almost omnipotent voice.

"I really love waltz, and we have other waltzes that aren't on the

record," she said. "I think it's a great groove, and I tend to

write a waltz without thinking about it."

One of the waltzes that made the record, "Outside of Town," could

be a hundred years old. The song is rife with imagery of

witchcraft, illicit love, and alienation. "Please tell the angels

to turn their pretty heads/I can't bear them to see me when I kill

you dead," Bozulich pleads.

"I'm very involved with the art of the metaphor," said Bozulich.

"I think that my writing has a lot to do with the tradition of folk

tales, fairy tales, but with black humor to them."

The Fibbers are currently touring the west coast to support Lost

Somewhere, but Bozulich is working ahead. "I'm already writing

for the next album--today, in fact. I take inspiration as it

comes."

Geraldine Fibbers' Tour Dates

Sept. 15; Bottom of the Hill; San Francisco

Sept. 16; Berkeley Square; Berkeley

Sept. 17; Cactus Club; San Jose

Sept. 18; Melarkey's; Sacramento

Sept. 20; Satyricon; Portland

Sept. 21; Starfish Room; Vancouver; B.C.

Sept. 22; Moe; Seattle

Sept. 25; TBA; Palo Alto

Sept. 28; Casbah; San Diego

Sept. 30; Jabberjaw; Los Angeles