A day before L7 reissues Smell the Magic for the 30th anniversary, Donita Sparks dropped a video of “Fast and Frightening.”
Featuring newly recorded vocals, the clip shows the singer-guitarist tearing through the Smell the Magic track, backed by the dancers of Lucha VaVoom. Wearing masks in Los Angeles, they shimmy in front of the Hollywood Sign, headbang at the Downtowner Inn and dance in circles at the Griffith Observatory.
“Popping wheelies on her motorbike/Straight girls wish they were dykes,” Sparks ferociously sings. “She’ll do anything on a dare/Mom and Daddy’s worst nightmare.”
The performance is from KCRW’s Summer Series. On Friday, Sparks will appear on Sirius XM’s Volume West show for an interview with Lyndsey Parker.
Smell the Magic is the band’s second LP, following their 1988 self-titled debut. Released on SubPop, the reissue features all nine songs, remastered and together on vinyl for the first time. They shared the opening track, “Shove,” last month.
The Loser Edition of the reissue will be pressed on clear vinyl with orange, blue and gray. It’s also available as a standard LP, CD and digitally. You can preorder it now.
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