Avenue D

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Info and Intro

An Electroclash duo from Miami, Florida, and based out of New York City, they were;-

  • Debbie D. (Debbie Attias)
  • Daphne D. (Daphne Gomez-Mena)

They were protégés of Larry Tee, and performed at his parties.

The music they produced was energetic/humorous/sexually explicit, and mixed up Hip Hop, Electro, and New Wave.

Reviews and Quotes

Some of their quality was summed up well in some of the reviews they received;-

  • In 2002 The New York Times, journalist Kelefa Sanneh quoted, "The concert also featured no fewer than four white female rappers, all of whom reduced love and lust to a series of anatomical slogans. The most entertaining was Avenue D, a local duo. The two women shouted lyrics that let potential lovers know exactly what they wanted, and they wore barely-there outfits that made it easy for them to turn their demands into dance moves."

  • Agence France-Presse gave a favorable review to a 2003 performance, "From the sharp wit, dirty lyrics and rump shaking of Avenue D and their scantily-panty-clad dancers to the twinkling light suit and homage to machines by My Robot Friend, the range in style, sound and concept was enormous."

  • The Honolulu Advertiser observed - "Bad girls: Every music genre has its foul-mouthed instigators. Rap had 2 Live Crew. Alt-Rock had L7. Classical had Mozart. And Electroclash? It has New York-based Avenue D. Imagine J.J. Fad and Stacey Q mixing up their '80s-era synth beats with profanity-laden tales of anonymous sex, promiscuous peers and, well, more anonymous sex. Daphne D and Debbie D are all that, some fluorescent pink lycra and a roll of duct tape."

  • In a September 2005 review of the group for The Herald, Rachel Devine wrote - "Debbie D and Daphne D of Avenue D deserve to be queens of the electro scene. Not since Bananarama has a girl group exuded such effortless sexual energy in the pursuit of making music that runs the scale from the ridiculous to the sublime.

  • Michael Hamersly of The Miami Herald characterized songs "Do I Look Like a Slut?" and "The Sex That I Need" as "raunchy anthems".

  • In a later piece for The Miami Herald, journalist Tom Bowker described Avenue D as "the female Latina version of 2 Live Crew".


Albums List

1) Grade D Beef (2002)

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2) Bootleg (2004)

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3) As Free as We Wanna Be (2005)

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4) Totally Magic (2007)

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Extended Plays

1) 2D2F E.P. (2005)

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2) Eurawesome! (2006)

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Box Sets

1) Totally Magic/Grade D Beef/D Sides (2008)

Singles List

  1. "The Sex That I Need"/"Dancin'" (2003)
  2. "Do I Look Like a Slut?" (2004)
  3. "You Love This Ass" (2005)

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