Impeach My Bush
|Impeach My Bush|
|Studio album by Peaches|
|Released||July 11, 2006|
|Genre||Electronic, glam rock|
|Producer||Peaches, Micky Petralia, Greg Kurstin|
|Singles from Impeach My Bush|
Impeach My Bush is the fourth studio album by Canadian recording artist Peaches, released on July 11, 2006 by XL Recordings. Guest appearances on this album include Joan Jett, Beth Ditto, Josh Homme, Samantha Maloney, Mocky and her one-time roommate Feist.
Writing and development
Early sessions of Impeach My Bush were recorded at Peaches' Berlin studio with Eagles Of Death Metal singer Jesse "The Devil" Hughes. She finished recording the album with producers Mickey Petralia and Greg Kurstin at Jeff Porcaro's (Toto) self-built studio in Los Angeles.
Lyrically, Impeach My Bush continues the explicit references, double entendres, and gender politics of Peaches' two previous albums. "Two Guys (For Every Girl)" deals with threesomes while "Rock the Shocker" centers on foreplay. "Stick It to the Pimp" is a backlash against hip hop chauvinism.
Impeach My Bush received generally favorable reviews. The album holds a score of 74 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic. Heather Phares of Allmusic said, "Even if it's not as traffic-stopping as her debut, this album suggests that she can keep her music interesting for the long haul. Likewise, Tony Naylor of NME commented that the album ‘"is no great sonic leap forward, but it is a near-perfect distillation of Peaches’ 'thing'." Conversely, Dan Marton of The Observer opined, "After three albums, though, Nisker has pushed the sexual warrior princess routine as far as it can go."
- "Downtown" was released as the album's lead single on July 3, 2006. It received positive reviews for its disco sound and sexual lyrics. The single peaked at number fifty on the UK Singles Chart.
- "Boys Wanna Be Her" was released as the second and final single on November 6, 2006.
Peaches formed the Herms (short for hermaphrodites) in spring 2006 as her live backing band. Herms members included Samantha Maloney (Hole), JD Samson (Le Tigre), and Radio Sloan. "Herms" is a reference to the '70s duo Peaches & Herb and blending of words her and him. Peaches and Herms were the opening act for Nine Inch Nails and Bauhaus during the second half of their 2006 summer U.S. tour. Peaches and Herms also toured as part of the Australian festival Big Day Out and the 2007 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
On April 13, 2007, Peaches appeared on the season two premiere of The Henry Rollins Show, where she performed the song "Hit It Hard". Currently in 2013 the song "Downtown" is being used to promote Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Downtown atmosphere and bring tourists to the city for fun and frolic.
Peaches directed a promo music video for "Get It" for SHOWstudio.com "Get It" was included in SHOWstudio.com's third season of fashion films titled "Political Fashion". The series was developed by British director Nick Knight.
"Do Ya" was used in the Gap clothing commercials for the Fall 2006 season. "Do Ya" also appeared in the 2006 film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. In addition, "You Love It" was played at the ending of the CSI: NY season 3 episode "Oedipus Hex" and "Tent in Your Pants" was used in the 2007 film Young People Fucking.
|1.||"Fuck or Kill"||Peaches||Peaches, Mickey Petralia||0:49|
|2.||"Tent in Your Pants"||Peaches, Greg Kurstin||Kurstin, Peaches, Petralia||2:52|
|3.||"Hit It Hard"||Peaches, Samantha Maloney, Vice Cooler||Peaches, Petralia||3:25|
|4.||"Boys Wanna Be Her"||Peaches||Peaches, Petralia||3:55|
|5.||"Downtown"||Peaches, Kurstin||Kurstin, Peaches, Petralia||3:31|
|6.||"Two Guys (For Every Girl)"||Peaches||Peaches, Petralia||4:04|
|7.||"Rock the Shocker"||Peaches, Maloney||Peaches, Petralia||3:00|
|8.||"You Love It"||Peaches||Peaches, Petralia||3:00|
|9.||"Slippery Dick"||Peaches||Peaches, Petralia||3:02|
|10.||"Give 'er"||Peaches, Cornelius Rapp||Peaches, Petralia||3:01|
|11.||"Get It"||Peaches||Peaches, Petralia||4:05|
|12.||"Do Ya"||Peaches||Peaches, Petralia||2:35|
|13.||"Stick It to the Pimp"||Peaches||Peaches, Petralia||3:49|
|U.S. and UK bonus tracks|
|16.||"Downtown" (SMD Remix)||Peaches, Greg Kurstin||Kurstin, Peaches, Petralia||6:20|
|Canadian Albums Chart||98|
|French Albums Chart||156|
|UK Albums Chart||132|
|UK Dance Albums Chart||3|
|UK Indie Albums Chart||13|
|U.S. Billboard 200||168|
|U.S. Top Electronic Albums||5|
|U.S. Top Heatseekers||4|
|U.S. Independent Albums||13|
|2007||Outstanding Music Artist||Music & Theater||Impeach My Bush||Nominated|
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