Music Review | posted 29.07.2021
Leslie Winer
When I Hit You You'll Feel It
Light In The Attic, 2021
Text Christoph Benkeser
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She was sold as a baby, modeled for everyone between Dior and Valentino, and called William S. Burroughs her »mentor.« Jean-Michel Basquiat was more than a friend and London to New York the logical destination. Leslie Winer is what used to be called a »cool chick.« Her facial expression sends like a bazooka, fucking everything in its path. Punk was more than a feeling to her. That’s why she shat on three bland chords and rumbled over beats as early as the mid-eighties, for which Massive Attack or Portishead were to receive the praise of the music press only years later. Not for nothing was Leslie Winer later called the »Grandmother of Trip-Hop«. A rather weak admission to a person who was ignored for years and in the worst case ripped off. From missing credits for songs to sexism, the woman has backed down many times in her life. And channeled her anger in the right ways. »When I Hit You You’ll Feel It,« is the name of the 16-track compilation released on Light In The Attic. The cover features Winer. Three roses cover her face. She will only show herself when she wants to. But then you will feel it!

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