SOME MISCELLANEOUS FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BAND…
The first 1,000 copies pressed of the Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage EP (which can be identified by its lipstick-red font, vs later pressings which had hot-pink lettering), were sequentially numbered and personally hand-assembled by the band, and included individual notes indicating which member had packed each disc. Accordingly, these are now very valuable and hard to find.
Our song Teenage Enema Nurses became a radio drive-time favorite during the summer of 1982, rising to (appropriately!) #2 on the KROQ playlist by August just behind I Ran (So Far Away) by Flock of Seagulls.
Killer Pussy members were interviewed on KROQ on a regular basis during that time, due to the popularity of three of our hit songs being played: Besides Enema Nurses, listeners also enjoyed frequent airings of Pepperoni Ice Cream and Pocket Pool. The latter we once performed live in the KROQ studio!
On KROQ, Lucy La Mode was interviewed by Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; and Gary Russell turned the tables to interview surf-guitar legend Dick Dale.
Killer Pussy has never opened for another act. Spinal Tap opened up for us once just before their movie was released when nobody knew who they were, but we were famous because of our heavy airplay.
Just a month before her death, Edith Massey, the Egg Lady from the John Waters cult movie Pink Flamingos, shared the bill with Killer Pussy in a series of shows at the iconic Valley Art movie theatre in Tempe, Arizona. Massey performed These Boots are Made for Walking with Lucy.
Meat Puppets drummer Derek Bostrom once filled in at an early KP gig when a sudden illness kept Gary home, forcing drummer John to take over as lead guitarist.
Killer Pussy and the song, Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage were both mentioned by name in the Bret Easton Ellis novel Less than Zero, which was later made into a movie with Robert Downey Jr.
The number #1 Halloween costume for women in LA in those days was to dress up as a sexy enema nurse.
Several of the bands posters were prominently featured on the radio station set of the national network TV show Square Pegs, starring a young Sarah Jessica Parker.
Actor/painter Dennis Hopper did a mixed-media triptych called Killer Pussy, incorporating a band poster that featured Lucy wearing her nurses costume in the classic Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman pose. This work was included in a Dennis Hopper retrospective at the MoCA in Los Angeles, and it can be seen in Hoppers book A System of Moments. Says Lucy, I was excited and proud to be able to see the painting and get my picture taken next to it when it was on display at the MoCA
In 2000, Eric Searleman of the Arizona Republic listed Killer Pussy at #17 on a list of Arizona’s Top 100 Rock Acts of All Time. (Alice Cooper was #1!)
Two mountain climbing routes in California were officially named Teenage Enema and Nurses in Bondage in honor of the bands hit single.
Slash from Guns and Roses has been filmed many times doing interviews while wearing a Killer Pussy tee shirt.