Saturday, June 18, 2005

Mother Inc - Fashion’s New Music: By Christine Albrecht

Providing the background music of recent fashion shows (ie: Imitation of Christ) is New York’s darlings of the moment, Mother Inc.

Yvonne Force Villareal and Sandra Hamburg make up the act whose first big song “Megacolon” was about constipation. They began in the mid 1980s, but it has been of late that the fashion crowd has taken up their electro-pop cause.

They combine clever lyrics with a steady electronic beat and poke fun at all the needy celebrities, who in turn seem to embrace them with open arms. Silvia Venturini Fendi decided to sponsor the band as an art project and allowed the duo access to Fendi’s ready-to-wear collection.

The band has no plans of stopping their social-commentary ditties, and are in the midst of a six city tour. To purchase their cd from go to:

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