Theoretical Girls, "U.S. Mille" b/w "You Got Me" (7-inch), 1978, at The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984. Photo: 16 Miles [more]
Theoretical Girls, [Detail of note of lyrics for] "U.S. Mille" b/w "You Got Me" (7-inch), 1978, at The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984. Photo: 16 Miles [more]
"People pay to see others believe in themselves. Maybe people don’t know whether they can experience the erotic or whether it exists only in commercials..." - Kim Gordon, "I'm Really Scared When I Kill in My Dreams," Artforum, 1983.
"I don't even know if it's true. But like Kim's performance of 'I Wanna Be Your Dog,' it was a scary thought. And I thought, this woman knows stuff that I don't know." - Greil Marcus, Interview, Addicted to Noise, 1997.
I did not know that Kim Gordon got the title of her essay from the lyrics of a Theoretical Girls song. Thank you, The Pictures Generation, 1974 - 1984, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also, how cool is the vintage, 1978 Scientology shout-out in "U.S. Mille"?
Listen: "You Got Me"