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:

Exene Cervenka

  • Old Wives' Tales [Rhino, 1989] B

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Old Wives' Tales [Rhino, 1989]
Always a notebook-toter, she goes for the roots and poetry you'd expect--in other words, folk-rock. Her protest-tinged sincerity cries out for jolts of junk guitar. But sisterly tales like "She Wanted" and "White Trash Wife" detail the natural feminist sympathies rock and roll floozies--who God knows have plenty to do just protecting their asses--rarely have time for. Pray for the X versions. B