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Comedic, alternative, spoken word, performance art
Maggie Estep died in 2014. Final release was Love Is A Dog From Hell (1997).
Maggie is a spoken word artist; can be offensive but also very funny. Possible comparisons include Dana Bryant, Bob Holcomb, Beau Sia, Laurie Anderson, Lydia Lunch, John S. Hall, King Missile, Lou Reed, Wally Pleasant, and Brenda Kahn. Poetry influences: Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, among others. When she sings, she sounds like Hole on a bad day. (email@example.com)
Writes own material, occasional covers
her first album had its ups and downs. her spoken word pieces were probably most effective than her actual songs that she put on the album. she is friends with Brenda Kahn by the way (or at least they acknowledge each other on their albums) so that might put her in some context. I would probably seek out her first album if you like her second, since i have heard that most people like her first album better than her second. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
1994—Polygram (re-released by Mouth Almighty)
Discontinued by Polygram, picked up by Mouth Almighty Records and is available from their website. Also, check online sources.
Not very ecto at all, but for fans of in your face poetry, spoken word, and comedy.
i was slightly amused by her first album, and the spoken word stuff, but not the extent that i am weary of getting her new one, since some of her first album was a clunker. especially when she sang. (email@example.com)
1997—Polygram (re-released by Mouth Almighty Records
For Estep fans
I just wanted to thank the folks who posted here about Maggie Estep. Based on what I read here about her, I went out and bought Love is a Dog From Hell, and I love it! My favorites are: "Stalk Me", "I'm an Emotional Idiot" (brilliant!), and "I Want Mangoes". Also really enjoy the story about Jennie's shirt with the Eiffel towers painted on it. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
She is on the videotape called No Alternative put out by the Red Hot and Blue organization that raises money to fight AIDS, doing a spoken word piece. she was also featured in an MTV spoken word Unplugged showcase a couple of years ago.
Thanks to Mark Miazga for work on this entry.
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