LA NEW TIMES Oct. 2000

2000 Music Awards


Texas Terri and the Stiff Ones

Any band that titles their album Eat Shit is obviously not the type to hold back. But then again, subtlety has never been a part of Texas Terri’s vocabulary. A twisting and writhing mess of snarling, riff-charged gutterpunk and Plasmatics-style buffoonery, Texas Terri and the Stiff Ones proudly carry the trash-rock torch lit by the Dictators, Dead Boys, and Iggy. Famed Aerosmith/John Lennon/Cheap Trick producer Jack Douglas is currently channeling the band’s raunchy raw power into a new album, but in the meantime, you can find out what all the fuss is about by witnessing one of their live performances, a party that usually ends with a sweat-and-fluids-drenched Terri appearing topless (save for black electrical tape or her band’s own stickers). At the climax of one of their recent sets, Terri ran across the street and entered a wet T-shirt contest alongside a bevy of jiggly blond booby traps. She won, of course, but how difficult could the choice be when it comes down to damp cotton vs. electrical tape? –Jim Freek