Photo by Daria Kobayashi Ritch
L.A. trio Cherry Glazerr has made “attitude purposely without direction” a hallmark of their charm. They bring to life founder and frontwoman Clementine Creevey’s dream of a female-driven rock band singing about the important things: the pains of young womanhood, infamous ice queens, and grilled cheese sammies. “Nurse Ratched”–a reference to the nasty nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest–is the group’s second take on the song. This version scrubs off some of the grime of the original and backs off the bass a bit, putting Creevey’s electric guitar at center-stage. The lyrics are cold and to the point, further embodying the song’s namesake; it epitomizes the L.A., lip-curl attitude and studied waywardness that Creevey set out to create.
“Nurse Ratched” appears on Apocalipstick, out January 20 via Secretly Canadian.
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