Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

Consumer Guide:
  User's Guide
  Grades 1990-
  Grades 1969-89
  Expert Witness
Books:
  Going Into the City
  Consumer Guide: 90s
  Grown Up All Wrong
  Consumer Guide: 80s
  Consumer Guide: 70s
  Any Old Way You Choose It
  Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
Writings:
  CG Columns
  Rock&Roll& [new]
  Rock&Roll& [old]
  Music Essays
  Music Reviews
  Book Reviews
  NAJP Blog
  Playboy
  Blender
  Rolling Stone
  Billboard
  Video Reviews
  Pazz & Jop
  Recyclables
  Newsprint
  Lists
  Miscellany
Bibliography
NPR
Web Site:
  Home
  Site Map
  What's New?
Carola Dibbell:
  Carola's Website
  Archive
Venues:
  Noisey
CG Search:
Google Search:
Twitter:

Birtha

  • Birtha [Dunhill, 1972] D

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Birtha [Dunhill, 1972]
"Hi! I'm Chickie! Fly me to Quaalude!" In which Gabriel Mekler, sly devil, combines heavy clichés with four female musicians, none of whom seem to have last names. Although there is one enigmatic soft song, "She Was Good to Me," so maybe they're a buncha dykes or love their mothers. This could all be rationalized by some eager feminist theorist--women have never played macho rock before, and last names are patronymics after all--but it would still be lousy music. D