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Texas Terri
Early last year, former Runaways singer Cherie Currie joined garage-rock hellraiser Texas Terri in the studio for a duet version of Thin Lizzy's "The Rocker." Before the session was done, Currie told Terri that she reminded her of Currie's old bandmate Joan Jett.

From Texas Terri's perspective, praise doesn't come much higher than that. Ever since moving from Austin - where she was a dedicated follower of that city's '80s punk scene - to Hollywood, she's committed herself to carrying the torch for the kind of sassy, proto-punk, trash-rock patented by the Runaways and the New York Dolls.

Even amongst the countless garage-punk revivalists who've emerged in recent years, Terri stands outs, partly because of the shameless raunch of her presentation (for years, she was best known for a Wendy O. Williams-like penchant for removing her top onstage and dousing herself in water) and partly because she rocks with real abandon. She performed in the little-seen movie Prey for Rock & Roll, and had the admirable bad manners to talk smack about the film's deluded wannabe-rocker Gina Gershon.

Texas Terri
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Terri doesn't have a sensitive side. She's proudly one-dimensional, as demonstrated by the calculated rudeness of record titles like Eat Shit + 1 and Your Lips ... My Ass! For Your Lips, Terri worked with legendary rock producer Jack Douglas, whose resume includes Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, and John Lennon. She also enlisted the help of everyone from Currie to Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Marc Diamond (Dwarves/Motochrist). It's easy to see what drew Douglas to the project. Like Douglas' beloved Cheap Trick, she's a self-created cartoon who can kick out the jams. •

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