The Power of Pussy

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The Power of Pussy
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Studio album by Bongwater
Released 1990 (1990)
Recorded Noise New York
(New York City, NY)
Genre Experimental rock
Length 51:52
Label Shimmy Disc
Producer Kramer
Bongwater chronology
Too Much Sleep
The Power of Pussy
The Big Sell-Out
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Mojo 3/5 stars[2]
Uncut 4/5 stars[3]

The Power of Pussy is the third studio album by Bongwater, released in 1990 by Shimmy Disc. The album contains major college radio hits such as the title track, as well as favorites such as "Nick Cave Dolls" and "Folk Song," with covers of Dudley Moore's "Bedazzled" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" by The Weavers. In 1998, it was remastered by Alan Douches and Kramer for its inclusion in Box of Bongwater set.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Power of Pussy" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 4:00
2. "Great Radio" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 4:36
3. "What If?" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 2:01
4. "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (The Weavers cover) The Weavers 3:58
5. "Chicken Pussy" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 1:40
6. "White Rental Car Blues" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 2:19
7. "Nick Cave Dolls" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 4:20
8. "Bedazzled" (Dudley Moore cover) Dudley Moore 2:53
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Obscene and Pornographic Art" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 3:19
2. "Connie" Kramer, Ann Magnuson, Dave Rick 2:37
3. "What Kind of Man Reads Playboy?" Robert Fripp, Kramer, Ann Magnuson, Andy Summers 2:23
4. "I Need a New Tape" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 1:39
5. "Women Tied Up in Knots" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 0:49
6. "Junior" Kramer, Ann Magnuson, Dave Rick 2:16
7. "Mystery Hole" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 1:37
8. "Time Is Coming" Kramer, Ann Magnuson 2:03
9. "Folk Song" (contains a sample from Roundabout by Yes) Ann Magnuson 9:22


Adapted from the The Power of Pussy liner notes.[5]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1990 Shimmy Disc CD, CS, LP shimmy 040
Netherlands 1991 CD SDE 9134


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Bongwater: The Power of Pussy > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ columnist. "Bongwater: The Power of Pussy". Mojo: 118. 
  3. ^ columnist. "Bongwater: The Power of Pussy". Uncut: 124. 
  4. ^ Gehr, Richard; Pattyn, Jay (2007). "Bongwater". Trouser Press. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ The Power of Pussy (booklet). Bongwater. New York City, New York: Shimmy Disc. 1990. 

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