Peaches Gets Even Nastier

Electro-trash woman allures Homme, Jett, Feist on third album

November 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET

For her third studio album, Peaches left her adopted home of Berlin for the "total L.A. experience."

"It was amazing: I had a house, a heated pool and a studio," says the electro-clash naughty girl. "I'd wake up in the morning, swim and then work on stuff."

In true Hollywood fashion, Peaches (a.k.a. Merrill Nisker) rolled out the red carpet for rock & roll celebs to play on the follow-up to 2003's Fatherfucker, due in April. "Giver" features Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme on guitar. "There's a solo that I could play but I couldn't play it like Josh," she says. "He learned it in a second, and was playing all over it."

Joan Jett contributes the main riff on "Mad." "I made sure I was in my gold bikini, pressing my ass against the studio glass for her," Peaches gushes. Other guests include her old roommate, Canadian singer-songwriter Feist, as well as ex-Hole drummer Sam Maloney and Electrocute frontwoman Nicole Morier.

"It's exciting that I'm branching out," says Peaches, who is also working with producer Mickey Petralia (Beck's Midnight Vultures) on the album. "I just want to make things harder. I want to go more hardcore."

And what constitutes "more hardcore" for an artist whose best-known lyrics include "Sucking on my titties like you wanted me/Callin' me all the time like Blondie" ("Fuck the Pain Away"), and "Come on baby, baby, use that thing/You make my panties go ping" ("Shake Yer Dix")? New songs include "Hankie Code," a tutorial in wearing various colored hankies in one's back pocket (black means you like it on top, while white means the opposite); the raucous gangster anthem "Stick It to the Pimp"; and her answer to Jan and Dean's "Surf City": "Two Guys for Every Girl." "The lyrics are all real dirty about guys getting down with each other, and then I join in," Peaches says. "Everybody fantasizes about the two-girl thing -- to hell! Guys gotta get sexy with each other!"

Openly bisexual, Peaches responds "Of course!" when asked if she's ever been a part of this sort of menage a trois. "I feel bad for guys because girls live it out: They can be as sexual as they want with each other and with guys. But guys get scared that they'll be considered gay. I'm not attacking them . . . I am trying to include them."

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