“Lust Control” VS “Pussy Riot”


If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you may already know that I began my journalism career as the Christian Hardcore (AKA hXe) correspondent for HM Magazine in Austin, TX from 2000->2003.

The Editor-In-Chief, my friend Doug Van Pelt had a musical side project he launched in 1988 called Lust Control.

I find it ironic (in a cosmic yin-yang way, not a haha funny-mustache way) that their image has unwittingly been co-opted on an international level by a band called PUSSY RIOT!!!

Lust Control were (are?) an all-male American punk band promoting and defending conservative Christian ideals about sex and morality (ie anti-porn, anti-masturbation). Pussy Riot are all-female Russian punk band who protested the government in a church (like a modern cleansing of the temple) whose members are now heading to jail and one of the members was involved with staging a public sex orgy in an art museum. Now whenever Doug shows his interns a picture of his band, they’ll say (imagine Norm MacDonald speaking) “Hey! You guys look just like that band PUSSY RIOT!”.

PS – I’m doing sound and DJing (all-vinyl) at this show tomorrow night. Sonically, the bands are a cross between Lust Control and Pussy Riot.

FREE. 19+. BYOB. Message me for guestlist.

PPS – FREE PUSSY RIOT!

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