Gore Gore Girls, Get The Gore

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

It should be no surprise that the Gore Gore Girls took their name from a 1970s B-movie. Their down-and-dirty tunes are fast, cheap and out of control. The all-female Detroit group mines the same sort of rock that their more famous cousins, the White Stripes, have chiseled into commercial success, but when the Girls aim for the pop arena they always seem to (gleefully) miss. As such, “Casino” and “Voodoo Doll” probably rock harder than anything you'll hear from the Whites these days — or any other garage rock group, for that matter. Jim Diamond's sterling production surely helps matters, but these ladies are led by Amy Gore's rebel yell — something that's hardly in short supply here.