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.
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".
1) Grade D Beef (2002)
2) Bootleg (2004)
3) As Free as We Wanna Be (2005)
4) Totally Magic (2007)
1) 2D2F E.P. (2005)
2) Eurawesome! (2006)
1) Totally Magic/Grade D Beef/D Sides (2008)
- "The Sex That I Need"/"Dancin'" (2003)
- "Do I Look Like a Slut?" (2004)
- "You Love This Ass" (2005)