The Highly Influential (and Mostly Unknown) Hip-Hop Past of She Wants Revenge
When most people first heard this song, they reacted much like me: Who the hell is Justin Warfield? The world wouldn't know until 2006, when Warfield released his debut album as one half of darkwave duo She Wants Revenge and had a hit with the song "Tear You Apart."
But before SWR, Warfield was making hip-hop records. He had a hit in 1991 with a song called "Season of the Vic" (which reached #18 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart), and released a hip-hop album in 1993 titled My Field Trip to Planet 9.
It's unlikely that She Wants Revenge will be playing any hip-hop at their upcoming show, but fans of the duo's melancholy synth-pop won't mind. But at least now we know who Justin Warfield is.
She Wants Revenge is scheduled to perform Thursday, June 16 at The Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. They will also perform in-store at Zia Record Exchange in Chandler at noon.