"Amazona the Mighty Woman" in Planet Comics #3 (1940) by Wilson Locke
This Primitive Sound! Vol. 4
- Soledad Brothers- Teenage Heart Attack
- Jack Oblivian- Honey, I’m Too Old For You
- The Cramps- The Way I Walk
- The Gories- Outta Here
- Thee Milkshakes- She’s Just Fifteen Years Old
- Flamin’ Groovies- Have You Seen My Baby?
- Paul Collins Beat- Rock N’ Roll Girl
- The Pagans- Dream Lover
- The Zeroes- Getting Nowhere Fast
- Crime- Baby, You’re So Repulsive
- The Heartbreakers- One Track Mind
- Rubber City Rebels- Young and Dumb
- DMZ- Don’t Jump Me Mother
- The Reatards- Not Good Enough For You
- The Black Lips- Ain’t No Deal
- Turf War- Animal Party
- GG King- The Letter
- Ty Segall- The Drag
- Charlie & The Moonhearts- I Hate You
- The Piranhas- Cold Cold Metal
- The Mummies- Justine
- Teengenerate- Mess Me Up
- The Dwarves- Back Seat Of My Car
- The Lazy Cowgirls- Heartache
- Mudhoney- Sweet Young Thing Ain’t Sweet No More
- Dead Moon- It’s OK
- The Scientists- We Had Love
- Lime Spiders- Slave Girl
- The Saints- One Way Street
- Sonic’s Rendezvous Band- City Slang
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Left, John Cage, from Lecture on Nothing, 1959. Via. Read it in its entirety. Right, Lutz Bacher, from the series Sex with Strangers, 1986, 9 B&W photographs, framed, 72 x 40 inches each. From the exhibition at Galerie Bucholz, Köln, April 2014. Via.
In Sterling Ruby’s 2009 video installation, “The Masturbators,” male porn stars jack off alone. Recently, while interviewing him for an unrelated magazine piece, I asked Ruby what it was like to work with the men. He told me that when the porn stars came in, they were mostly full of bluster, like—you want me to what? That’s it? Ruby nodded. Then watched as, one by one, the professionals couldn’t finish the job. Some of them broke down, almost crying. One screamed repeatedly to turn off the camera. Another got so upset he threatened to break down the door between him and the smaller man, the artist, and beat him up.
Ruby said a smart thing: that it was embarrassing to be a man, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. He also said he thought the US porn industry, a phrase I can’t tell if he meant synecdochically, was cruel for telling men to come on command. I agreed, but I also thought the men broke down in their small white rooms, one at a time in front of one camera, because they’d never before had to be the lone objects of a gaze. And, lacking the feminized receptacle without which the dick can’t exist, they began to feel, for perhaps the first time in a while, the embarrassment of just being human.
See also, The Masturbators.
Worried that he didn’t look as cut as he did in the video, he’d delay shows to do stomach crunches. He’d often give in, peeling off his shirt, but he resented being reduced to that. Wasn’t he an artist? Couldn’t the audience hear the power of his music and value him for that? He would explode, Questlove recalls, and throw things. -Questlove
Baltimore, 1962, Lee Friedlander