“SONG FOR EWE”
with KELLIE MORGAN LUTZKO of
“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is one half of Columbus, Ohio noise rock racketeers Unholy Two. Along with partner in crime Chris Lutzko, they plough a furious furrow of truly earth moving rock, with a third album of unadulterated heaviness that’s like Jim Rose fronting Unsane. On this one “The Pleasure To End All Pleasures” (12XU Records) there’s casual allusions to unpalatable & malignant icons like serial killer Peter Kurten, murdering wrestler Chris Benoit, suicidal killer & cult leader Rev. Jim Jones and the brutal (but not criminal) band Godsmack. That’s just to add to their inspo from previous records including notorious types like Timothy McVeigh, Richard Ramirez and tragic wrestler Rick Rude.
It’s fair to say that their macabre muses aren’t for everyone, and their music sure isn’t for the faint hearted either. It was with some trepidation that I approached Gerard Cosloy of 12XU about getting a “song for ewe”, but I not only escaped unscathed but well and truly charmed by Kellie Morgan Lutzko!
First off check out this shocking (literally) barrage from “The Pleasure To End All Pleasures” – “Zero Tolerance”…
Aside from a recent mini-tour of playing apocalyptic guitar, while heavily pregnant, Kellie also has a super busy day job working at the Arts Centre on Ohio State University campus, so she’s an absolute rock superhero. No wonder she’s carrying that champion wrestler’s belt in the pic. What glittering song choice did Kellie make? Without further ado, this is Kellie’s “song for ewe”…
“I chose a lesser known Nico song called “Into the Arena,” from her record “Camera Obscura” from 1985. Nico at this time was backed by the predominantly British group, The Faction. The first time I heard the song was a few years ago, I picked up a copy of the record from a cool record store in Indiana called Irvington Records while we were on tour.
In listening to the record after we returned home, the song really stood out to me as a great entry song for a female wrestler in the 80s. It’s like the Great Muta’s song meets TG or something. And when I saw what the title was and heard the lyrics, I was like, DUH– this is a perfect entry song for a wrestler entering the arena.
Anyhow, I was preparing a playlist at work in honor of the new Nico biopic, Nico,1988, and I was reminded of this great song.”
THANKS TO KELLIE AND TO GERARD AT 12XU RECORDS.