Rtx / Transmaniacon
Album: Transmaniacon   Collection:General
Artist:Rtx   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Drag City  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-09 Pull Date: 2005-03-13
Week Ending: Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27 Feb 20 Feb 6 Jan 30 Jan 23 Jan 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 24, 2013: Brownian Motion
4. Apr 02, 2008: Brownian Motion
2. Mar 23, 2011: Brownian Motion
5. Aug 16, 2007: Fiction Romance
Heavy Gator
3. Dec 23, 2009: Brownian Motion
Psychic Self Defense
6. Jul 20, 2005: Epic Soundtracks
Joint Chief

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-01-05
Pussy Galore broke ground with NYC garbage-can swamp rock in the early 80’s. Into the 90’s some members went on to take the junkie-swamp a step further with Royal Trux while Jon Spencer spawned grandstanding blues-garage. RTX is what remains of the female half of Trux, Jennifer Herrema, and the sound is swaggering “blues rock metal grit” distorto fucked up female vocs with moments of 70’s epic rock (think Joan Jett on acid and black tar). About as messed up and bizzarro as might be expected, I think I like this more than anything I’ve heard since Pussy G. cuz the songs are more cohesive, in your face rock, without depending on the whole “oh you’re not a NYC junkie-artist so you wouldn’t understand” overtone. Though it might help if you were anyway. Or at least an aging one.

1) mid paced hip grinding swagger
2) FCC- quick almost inaudible “fuck”, slow heavy Joan Jett feel 3) glammier 70’s rock feel, almost noodly
4) noise collage, looped samples
5) weird triplet beat, electro feel and treatments
6) oh dear! A vocoder, slow beat,truly bizarre in its corporate feel, almost a spoof
7) Joan Jett 70’s sass rock feel, but heavy
8) big ass 70’s rock beat and guitar
9) upbeat, melodic, almost pop, unnerving
10) quite different with male vocs, 70’s indie pop, pretty forgettable
11) I almost didn’t get the joke, I think this is a sick twisted poke at Madonna or the like, truly bizarre 80’s disco pop feel, whoa, with funkadelic samples

Track Listing
1. Limozine   6. Pb+J
2. Joint Chief   7. Low Ass Mountain Song
3. Stoked   8. Speed to Roam
4. Psychic Self Defense   9. Pulling Out Now
5. Heavy Gator   10. Is Red
  11. Resurrect