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CHICKS ON SPEED THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY!

CHICKS ON SPEED THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY!

Tuesday 21st November, 2006 7:09AM
CHICKS ON SPEED THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY!

COS are an all female electropop group which got its origins in Munich, formed in 1997 after the members had met through the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. Chicks on Speed's core members consist of Australian Alex Murray-Leslie, American Melissa Logan and German Kiki Moorse.

Though usually considered part of such musical genres as electroclash, actually Chicks on Speed started as a multidisciplinary art group, who applied punk-inspired DIY ethic to performance art, collage graphics and home-made fashion (they have created their own stage costumes with cheap and recycled material such as plastic bags and gaffa tape, for example).

There have been a lot of emotional feelings towards Chicks On Speed in various places around the world. At one point they were an opening act for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and James Brown . However, almost every night they were booed and had bottles thrown at them by the audience. At a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Hyde Park, London in June 2004 , a bottle hit Alex Murray-Leslie who then left the stage. The Chicks on Speed were on stage for approximately 10 minutes.

Most recently (June 2006) Chicks On Speed were part of PopRally at MoMA (New York) alongside Scottish Artist Douglas Gordon, famous for his video installation “24 Hour Psycho (1993)” whom also performed as part of the group.
v Radio hits by the group include; ‘Euro Trash Girl’ feat Mäuse , ‘We Don't Play Guitars’ feat Peaches, ‘Wordy Rappinghood’ feat Le Tigre (a Tom Tom Club Cover) and recently ‘Plastic Surgery’ (a tribute to 70’s UK all girl punk band The Slits)

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