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Bongwater: The Power of Pussy
June 30, 2010 3:42 PM   Subscribe

Long lost Bongwater video makes its internet debut! NSFW!

Perhaps you've heard of Bongwater? Performance artist/actress Ann Magnuson was the lead singer and had some sweet outfits. Anyway, here is the NSFW video (and backstory on the making of the video) for their 90's feminist hit song Power of Pussy. It contains naked people and animated penises, so beware!
posted by mandymanwasregistered (20 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
That. Is. Awesome.


Some have teeth, some have hair. Some have soft sweet petals, some look like Cher.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:51 PM on June 30, 2010


All I can say is... Wow.
posted by Ereshkigal313 at 4:00 PM on June 30, 2010


I am a huge Bongwater fan. Thanks for this!
posted by vibrotronica at 4:08 PM on June 30, 2010


Previously, carsonb's post linked to a Bongwater performance on Night Music.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 4:21 PM on June 30, 2010


Bongwater and Kramer did weird things to my teenage brain. I thank them/him for it.
posted by sleepy pete at 5:27 PM on June 30, 2010


Was this really lost? I know I have seen it before.

PoP is just a gem. Though half of the references are incredibly dated at this point, the raw manic energy of Folk Song has the power to get people caught up in it still.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 6:19 PM on June 30, 2010


This is just so goddamned good. How do I not know this band?
posted by koeselitz at 7:13 PM on June 30, 2010


Ditto it was lost? We have this on a Shimmy Disc VHS collection somewhere--I can't believe this has not been on YouTube since day one!
posted by quarterframer at 7:19 PM on June 30, 2010


I saw Ann Magnuson perform in the early 90's and she told a story about how she was working on a sitcom (I believe it was Anything But Love) at the time the Power of Pussy video was released, and how Entertainment Tonight came to her all excited because a tv actor was releasing this cool music video and she had to tell them maybe they should watch the video first and then she never heard from the again.
posted by smartyboots at 8:19 PM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I still want a Nick Cave doll.
posted by padraigin at 8:38 PM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Quarterframer--
That is exactly where I have seen it. Shimmy Disc sent one of those sampler VHS to this public access video show I was loosely involved with. I emailed this link to the guy who did the show. He is still angry someone stole that tape.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 8:46 PM on June 30, 2010


I was blown away by Bongwater in college. Really incredible band.

Also, I was really fucking high whenever I used to listen to Bongwater. Go figure.
posted by bardic at 9:04 PM on June 30, 2010


Cool video.

Bongwater were an especially great covers band. They did nice versions of Slap Happy's 'The Drum', Roky Erikson 'You Don't Love Me Yet', Weavers "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", Monkee's "Porpoise Song".

They also covered Led Zep's "Dazed & Confused" in Chinese!
posted by dydecker at 9:25 PM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


IF YOU DRINK THE BONGWATER. YOU WILL GAIN SUPER POWERS.
posted by azarbayejani at 9:46 PM on June 30, 2010


We did videos for John Sex, two for Larry Tee, one for an absolutely brilliant band called The Beme Seed, whose lead singer was Kathleen Lynch, the naked, gyrating go-go dancer from deep within the bowels of Hell who made the live Butthole Surfers experience so deeply berserk in the mid-80s. I’m going to post them all here in the coming week.

Alright, bookmarked that link. Thanks!
posted by From Bklyn at 12:10 AM on July 1, 2010


Rockin'!
posted by Wolof at 12:37 AM on July 1, 2010


Vulcan Death Grip - Holiday In Hell
posted by xod at 9:07 AM on July 1, 2010


via Ann Magnuson.com via Ann Magnuson Blog via Ann Magnuson's MySpace Blog via Ann Magnuson Facebook via annmagnuson Twitter via her house.
posted by xod at 9:13 AM on July 1, 2010


"Nick Cave Dolls" remains THE Bongwater song for me, though...
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:41 PM on July 1, 2010


One of my favorite songs ever.
posted by orme at 4:20 PM on July 1, 2010


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