Often described as  “a female Lenny Bruce”, sometimes even as “worse than Genêt and Bataille”, the scandalous performance artist from NYC put conservative America in a state of shock with her outrageous and hilarious one-woman show, and her extreme statements to the press.

New York dance producer Mark Kamins recorded with her the now-legendary “Tales Of Taboo” EP (1986) and the album entitled "The Truth Is Hard To Swallow", which brought the good word to the forefront of the music scene....   and which have been shamelessly sampled by the likes of ‘S-Express, Coldcut, and most of the early Belgian New Beat/Techno scene, for whom she became a kind of heroic figure.


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