Cover Art by Todd Purse
This is Part 2. You can find Part 1 at iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-12-lipstick-homicide.html
In part one, we covered Lipstick Homicide going from a high school band into a real, serious band. In part two, we see them begin to get some recognition. Go from a local band to one recognized and loved throughout the country, and even into Canada!
This episode mostly covers them, for the most part, in the years 2011 and 2012. This is when I started to get to know them.
I talked already about when I met them. You can read about it at www.desmoinesmc.com/gdp-band-hype-lipstick-homicide/
And being entralled with them as I was, I invited them to play at the first and best show I ever put together, The Other T Party, a charity show for Des Moines' transgender support group, Transformations Iowa.
Unfortunately, I don't have any video or audio of this show.
But I was so excited and nervous. And they were so nice and under- standing. They gave me their "Isn't It Glorious" cd and one of their infamous pink taco t-shirts too.
And it was around this time, I learned and realized that they weren't just awesome musicians, but also really sweet and wonderful human beings.
And it seems almost everybody who knows them has nothing but nice things to say about them.
So I am quite happy to be able to present this retrospective as a way to pay back all the kindness they have shown me and their other fans.
To read more about each song and what others had to say about them, you can go to iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/search/label/Lipstick%20Homicide%20Retrospective
For more information, click on link next to the song and artist...
Opening - Lipstick Homicide at Dumb Fest 2 6/14/2014 in Springfield, Illinois
Song 1 - "Takin' It Back" by Lipstick Homicide (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-1-takin-it-back-by-lipstick.html
Song 2 - "End of Everything" by Sonador (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-2-end-of-everything-by.html
Song 3 - "Kiki" by Kate Kane (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-3-kiki-by-kate-kane.html
Song 4 - "Yesterday I Was Talking to My Sister" by Joe Jack Talcum (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-4-yesterday-i-was-talking-to.html
Song 5 - "Fine Was the Night" by Samuel Locke Ward & The Boo Hoos (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-5-fine-was-night-by-samuel.html
Song 6 - "Prom" by Lipstick Homicide (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-6-prom-by-lipstick-homicide.html
Song 7 - "Relentless" by Grism (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-7-relentless-by-grism.html
Song 8 - "Calling In Dead" by Lipstick Homicide (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-8-calling-in-dead-by.html
Song 9 - "Wrong About Me" by Tuff Jerks (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-9-wrong-about-me-by-tuff.html
Song 10 - "The One For Me" by Big Bad Gina (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-10-one-for-me-by-big-bad-gina.html
Song 11 - "We'll Be Okay" by Lipstick Homicide (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-11-well-be-okay-by-lipstick.html
Song 12 - "Call It Art" by Lipstick Homicide (iowamusicshowcasesongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/ep-14-song-12-call-it-art-by-lipstick.html
Closing - cat purring
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Next episode: Another look at Iowa's metal and hard rock scene! Then two weeks after that. the conclusion of the Lipstick Homicide retrospective!
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released August 1, 2015