Album number five finds Cristina Martinez (NYC fashmag masthead resident and one-time member of Pussy Galore) and Co. in full, full force. Ten songs, every single second of every single one total rock'n'roll. 2000 doesn't officially begin until you've sung along with Cristina as she lilts "whoa-oh-ah-oohhhh" on "Chocolate"! Yup, "Whiteout" is two tons of emotion, dark around the edges, and conducive to butt-shaking, provided with help from the Blues Explosion's Jon Spencer (guitar, vocals), keyboardist MARK BOYCE, and one of the sauciest rhythm sections ever, Jens Jergensen and Hollis Queens. Also present in the studios, limos, and dressing rooms were producers Tore Johannson and Andy Gill, mixers Jim Sclavunos and Jim Thirlwell, and engineer Bill Emmons.