With their junk-punk blues and the guttural wail of vocalist Beth Ditto, the Gossip proved one of the freshest and most fun debuts of 2000 when they launched their first nationwide tour opening for Sleater-Kinney. This four-song, six-minute EP was barely even available when they hit the road that May, but the Olympia, WA-based trio quickly made a name for themselves as they stomped and stamped through their 20-minute, dance-'til-you-drop sets of sin, skin, sweat, and scandal. This EP features four of those earliest, rowdiest romps, from the hip-swingin' "Redd Hott" to the insta-punk classic "Dressed in Black," and though they only use guitar, drums, and voice, the Gossip have some of the most wild-drivin' energy since Bratmobile first rocked and rolled across the riot grrrl scene.
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AllMusic Review by Jimmy Draper