|Crass? Yes! Vulgar? Oh, Yeah! Obscene? Keep it comin! Over the top? Dont stop! Stinkmitt? You know it!
Yes, Western Canadas own answer to the smutty electronica sensation Peaches, is the song-and-dance duo known as Stinkmitt. MCs/spandex superwomen Betti Forde and Jenni Craige have become infamous icons of skankdom sparking disco infernos on dance floors across the nation. In addition, theyve been burning up the airwaves with their raunchy debut album Scratch N Sniff, which features such camel-toed favourites as "Keep Me Fat," "Pinch da Box" and the ubiquitous "Biker Shorts" a naughty tune thats catchier than crabs and ranks right up there with the Weather Girls "Its Raining Men."
Poised to release their next 13 track explosion of sexual sound and fury, these more-than-liberated (unzip your) fly girls, along with their sticky fingered chaperone Mr. Big, are currently enjoying the summer spotlight performing alongside equally provocative artists such as Peaches, Gentleman Reg, The Eagles of Death Metal and, of course, their own backup dancers the Tronics.
Surrey, B.C.s number one claim to shame, MC Betti Forde weighs in and confirms the rumours of Stinkmitts recent exploits.
FFWD: What has Stinkmitt been up to lately?
MC Betti Forde: Shit, a lot! I guess the most major thing is that we have a new record coming out in November 06 on Cochon Records. They are an extremely hip, up-and-coming indie label out of San Francisco. We are in love with them and they are in love with us so it's a great big indie music orgy, really.
Weve had the satisfaction of doing a track with Peaches and having it come out on iTunes and on the Japanese bonus EP for Impeach My Bush. As a band we are four years old now and tighter than a Nun's anus I'm proud to say!
FFWD: What distinguishes your latest studio efforts from your previous album?
MC B.F.: The new record is actually being called The Red Album, its darker, edgier and a lot of it is about the joys and perils of touring, since thats what we've been doing most for the past three years. On SnS we had just started out and we were really into fucking with the hip hop sexual script because we love hip hop, but it can be so misogynist and alienating for that reason.
With The Red Album we were just more focused on the music and expressing ourselves, as opposed to responding and answering to something. We didnt repeat ourselves, thats for sure. As one reviewer from Now in Toronto said "advance listening reveals an older, more musically innovative Stinkmitt, but rest assured, the raunch and wit remain."
FFWD: What was the inspiration behind your new track "Jabba tha Slut"?
MC B.F.: I worked as a receptionist for a year in a very, very famous brothel that shall remain nameless, but it's located close to Richards on Richards in Vancouver. And I was so impressed with some of the working girls there who had been working for decades and although they were older, and maybe not in the best shape compared to the super young girls that worked there, these older women totally had game. Meaning they would be able to work these guys and just take their money and take them for all they had. They were gettin' on in the years, so I was just so impressed by their ability to rob men of their money and power despite the fact that they no longer embodied mainstream hetero versions of sexy females that I just idolized them.
FFWD: Is there any subject too taboo for Stinkmitt to touch?
MC B.F.: Um, I don't think so
we even dabble with necrophilia in "Marilyn Monroe Sleepover" from our new record. Apparently, five morgue workers had sex with Marilyns corpse when she arrived in the morgue (Goddess by Anthony Summers; last chapter is where you'll find the reference we are nothing if not factual). We've shot a video for "Marilyn Monroe Sleepover," which hopefully you'll be seeing on MuchMusic this winter.
FFWD: Is there really only one peach with the hole in the middle?
MC B.F.: There really is only one wonderful, hilarious, brilliant, talented, musically majestic, revolutionary, sweet and supportive Peaches which is too bad, because if more people were like her this world would be a much, much, much better place for everyone and I'd just be in a better mood generally. Can't we impeach Stephen Harper and vote in Peaches for Prime Minister? Maybe then we could convince her to move back from Berlin.