L7, Smell the Magic

Kevin O'Donnell

By Kevin O'Donnell

on 09.21.11 in Reviews

The major-label follow-up to their 1988 Sub Pop debut doesn’t work many changes on their sound or image: This all-girl group was loud, nasty, and could easily beat the shit out of any protein-shake-drinking club bouncer. Sure, they hailed from Los Angeles — the epicenter of hair metal at the time — but cue up “Fast and Frightening” and you’ll discover they could play louder and faster than Warrant and Motley Crüe combined.