3OH!3 (pronounced “three oh three”) is an American electronic music duo from Boulder, Colorado, made up of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They are best known for their single “Don’t Trust Me” from their album Want, which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2010, they released their second album, Streets Of Gold…. read more »


Ace Of Base

Ace of Base is a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf “Buddha” Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas “Joker” Berggren, Malin “Linn” Berggren and Jenny Berggren. They were unstoppable and on top of the charts everywhere in the mid-1990s. Their four studio albums released between 1992 and 2002 sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making… read more »


Annie Lennox

British powerhouse singer Annie Lennox got onstage at the 1984 Grammy Awards and performed “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” with her then-band the Eurythmics in full drag. “I remember enjoying very much being in another persona,” she said in an interview. “That was interesting. That was like a piece of performance art. Apart from… read more »



Sasha Frolova is a Russian alternative artist from the thriving Moscow art scene who began with conceptual performance art, and decided to move into pop music with her band, Aquaaerobika. Their costumes are primarily skin-tight latex suits, topped off with outlandish head pieces and accessories. They play inflatable instruments. Everything feels alien and out of… read more »



For her video to promote “Good Good,” the fourth and final single from her 2008 album, The Declaration, R&B chanteuse Ashanti donned soda cans as hair rollers. The song peaked at No. 30 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Reductive Version In 2009, the germ used Diet Coke cans as hair rollers in the video for… read more »


Bette Midler

In her 1978 world tour, award-winning actress and singer Bette Midler debuted Delores De Lago, the Toast of Chicago, AKA the mermaid in a wheelchair. The schtick was beloved by audiences everywhere for its kitschy and hilarious take on disability. Reductive Version In May 2011 during a one-off show in Sydney, Australia, the germ performed… read more »


Bump Of Chicken

Bump of Chicken (バンプ・オブ・チキン Banpu Obu Chikin) is a popular Japanese alternative rock group from Sakura, Chiba, Japan. In August 2013, the band performed a jam-packed show in Tokyo. Reductive Version One year later in 2014, the germ posted the same photo of the Bump Of Chicken show on her Facebook account, and led people… read more »


Club Kids

The Club Kids were an eccentric and spunky group of party-goers/socialites in New York City in the late 80s and early 90s. They were well-known for the shock value they embodied in the way they dressed themselves: bright colors, eye-popping designs and can’t-turn-your-head-away-from-it styles. The Club Kids were a breath of fresh air on the… read more »


David Bowie

David Bowie has been an influential figure in popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the eclecticism and intellectual ambition of his work. Reductive Version It’s not hard to see that the… read more »



The germ (born March 28, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a reductive wannabe that was famous for two years, and then became a has-been reduced to singing karaoke jazz and starring in bad network television shows.