Tuscadero “The Pink Album”

One of many from the pre-Lilith Fair/post-riot grrl era, Tuscadero, along with the Breeders and Veruca Salt, set the table for acts such as Magnapop and, later, the Reputation and Damone.
“Latex Dominatrix” is more than a clever name. It has the perfect mix of guitar and vocals. Everyone gets something they want out of this one. “Just My Size” and “Dime a Dozen” also have some fun lyrics. This band is especially admirable because it does not take itself too seriously.
“Mt. Pleasant” is not about the high school in San Jose. I think it’s a euphemism of some sort, and who are you to disagree, after all? You can imagine what “Nancy Drew” is about. This record is the stuff dreams are made of, or at least were in 1994.
“Crayola” is the last track and one of the best. I wonder what Tuscadero are doing today. If they worked on a TV show theme song, I would watch the show no matter what. The liner notes say, “Foxy is as foxy does.” I’ll say.

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  1. Check out a podcast review of The Pink Album by Tuscadero on Dig Me Out at digmeoutpodcast.com, a weekly podcast dedicated to reviewing lost and forgotten albums from the 1990s.


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