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Employee Spotify Playlist - "Pedal City" by LG

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Employee Spotify Playlist - "Pedal City" by LG

Lauren Gilbert

1. "Kids in America" by The Muffs
This song has the classic 90's California post grunge rock tone. I love it. I wanna take my shirt off revealing a bikini and walk to the public pool with no shoes on.
 
2. "Heart Attack" by The Moaners
I love this song. Really sums this band's appeal up for me. That delta blues R. L. Burnside crunch. I don't miss the bass at all. She hovers over this massive track seamlessly.
 
3. "Your Mama Won't Like Me" by Suzi Quatro
I love all the tones and effects locked up in this tight sexy floor stomper. Climax leather clad top self.
 
4. "Bruise Violet" by Babes in Toyland
So gnarly..... FUZZ. Be careful not to kick someone's ass when listening to this song. It's hard.
 
5. "Long Live the King" by Jucifer
This thing explodes from the first note. I love her tone. I have spent most of my adulthood trying to come up with something as beautiful and disgusting.
 
6. "Tiger Rag" by Les Paul and Mary Ford
This song is just guitars. The pioneering recording techniques Les Paul invented are on full display. Listen to this 100 times and you will never fully appreciate their genius.
 
7. "You and Your Mess" by Tina Sparkle
I love Marsha's tone and guitar playing! I played a lot of shows with them coming up and always admired her style. Midwest rock and roll troubadours.
 
8. "Stranger in My House" by The Paybacks
I love the way the guitars are duking it out the whole song. This song is awesome.
 
9. "Freight Train" by Elizabeth Cotten
She became famous very late in life after someone who she nannied for discovered her playing and singing one day. It's beautiful and comforting and what roots music is suppose to be like.
 
10. "C'mon Let's Go" by Girlschool
I think this is one of the most underrated bands / guitar players of all time - Kelly Johnson. Serious chops and a amazing rocker to the core. I would love a Joey Lawrence Teen Beat poster of her above my bed. RIP.
 
11. "Too Tough" by Bully
Alicia -  guitar and vocals. I love how it's incredibly 90's but she has no idea if you ask her about it. Soooo cool. Try not to tap your worn out Chucks on the floor while you listen to this banger.
 
12. "Sign of the Times" by The Belle Stars
I got this all female pure pop outfit from the dollar bin at Square Records in Akron. I love it. The whole thing. This song is infectious and beautifully produced. The whole record is great. I don't know why this band wasn't CRAZY popular but if I was a teenage in the 80's I would have side ponied it up to this.
 
13. "Hey Parents!" by Gymshorts
I love it's throwback garage production. It's pretty on point. I love the lyrics reminds me of The Runaways. Her guitar sounds really tough but it's even better live.
 
14. "Big Gun" by Thelma and The Sleaze
What? Scared money don't make none bae beee haha. This is my favorite of the classic TATS Pillage recordings. Most of them are pretty RUFF but this one gets the point across and is pretty balls to the wall. WE HAD A LOT OF IDEAS. The Black Sabbath-esque two minute outro is magnificent.
 
15. "Mix it Up Baby" by Babara Lynn
Behind some of the greatest soul and R n' B male performers of the 60's you might find a incredible female guitar player like Barb who did her time with many greats like James Brown. She is really interesting to watch, too. Her strumming technique is really cool going up and down the neck . . .
 
16. "Lucy Stoners" by Amy Ray
Just because I am a lesbian does not mean I have to like Amy Ray. But I do like this record. I can hear her Neil Young influence on this song. I also like the way the chorus part is really staggered and kinda off putting. It paints a good picture and includes my favorite AUX percussion tool - COWBELL.
 
17. "Famous Friends" by Kitten Forever

Kitten Forever--Forever. One of the best bands out there they switch instruments and do all the cool trix.
 
18. "Black Knight" by River City Tanlines
I love RCT I am constantly trying to make everyone trying to love them as much as me. Alicia Trout is a all American Memphis bad ass. She plays a gorgeous flying V and has yet to give fucks.

LG is the lead singer and guitar player for the power trio Thelma and The Sleaze. She currently resides in Nashville, drives a 1979 Ford Ranchero and has a brown dog named Waffles