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Nashville Pussy

If sleaze rock is the tongue-kissing cousin of heavy metal, then Nashville Pussy is Gene Simmons's hillbilly stunt double. Led by the twin-guitar attack of husband and wife duo Blaine Cartwright and Ruyter Suys, the Atlanta-based act got its start glorifying Southern rock's excesses in the late '90s with songs such as "Fried Chicken and Coffee," from its scorching 1998 debut, Let Them Eat Pussy; the tune subsequently earned a Grammy nomination for Best Heavy Metal Performance. Since then, the group has issued four more discs, including its latest, Get Some!, which features Denver's own Karen Cuda on bass. After going through two statuesque-blonde four-stringers, Pussy had the good sense to enlist Hemi Cuda's resident badass to hold down the low end on the album. While the band has always been hell-bent for mayhem, with Cuda on board, it's a safe bet that things are even more raucous. Power to the Pussy.
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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.