Watch Clem Creevy of Cherry Glazerr make love to a Rickenbacker guitar
KISS diciples meet Bon Iver?
Jimi Hendrix was rumored to do it on a regular basis, although he preferred a Stratocaster. Boisterous L.A. punksters Cherry Glazerr take the concept one step further with documented proof for their video Nuclear Bomb.
Nineteen-year-old Clementine Creevy started Cherry Glazerr out of her bedroom in Los Angeles. The teen has a penchant for Patti Smith and a strong will to do things on her own terms. Along the way there have been releases on independent labels Burger and Suicide Squeeze. Nonmusical side gigs in magazines and web series abound. You may recognize Creevy from a modeling campaign she did for Saint Laurent Paris. If not, maybe the fictional band Glitterish from Amazon’s series Transparent rings a bell? She played one of the band members.
No stranger to the camera, Creevy depicts an intense personal relationship with her favorite guitar, sporting enough stimulating imagery to require a UK warning label for adult content at the start of the video. She takes it all in stride.
"Comedy in music is extremely important to me because humor is all we have as human beings," Clem explains.
A quick check with legal representation assured us the age of consent for intimate relations with an inanimate object is eighteen. Chances are the Rickenbacker guitar is older than Creevy!
A new album Apocalipstick is a major step for Creevy’s creative vision complete with an emphasis on big guitars and a nation-wide tour to drive the point home. The "Pussy Bites Back Tour" is a shot over the bow at President Trump's narrow view of the world. Creevy touches on woman's solidarity issues, social media narcissism and nasty road habits all wrapped in a grungy synth-tinged aesthetic on Apocalipstick.
A portion of the proceeds from the tour will be donated to support Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, which provides life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of STDs and sexual health education to Los Angeles County's women, men and teens.
You're always a little bit suspicious when a degree of celebrity threatens to overshadow the music. Thankfully, the album is solid and you're in luck if you live in the general vicinity of Madison. Cherry Glazerr is performing a free gig in Der Rathskeller at the Memorial Union. We were worried for a moment the show might be moved to Madison’s infamous gentlemen’s club Visions because of criticism from our conservative Republican state legislature for government funding of such an outlandish performance. The name of the tour alone should set these guys off. Cherry Glazerr has given no indication on how they will treat a live interpretation of the track Nuclear Bomb in concert. One can only hope.
It might be a great way to break in the newly remodeled Memorial Union. Don’t you think?
Midwest Tour Dates
1/28 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
1/30 - Madison, WI @ Der Rathskeller
1/31 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry