Not to end up being confused with fellow substitute rockers Allergic, the Middleburg Levels, OH-based Allergic to Whores are a rigorous, forceful clothing with hardcore, punk, and steel affects. The Midwesterners’ name has generated some controversy in Ohio rock and roll circles; a few of their detractors possess assumed they are marketing misogyny and sexism by contacting themselves Allergic to Whores. However in 2001, Allergic to Whores dealt with that issue on the website — plus they asserted that their critics had been actually the sexist, misogynist types. The alterna-rockers asked their critics: “How come the term ‘whore’ pointed exclusively at ladies in your eye?” and continued to say they seen whore as “the same opportunity phrase” that might be applied to guys as easily since it could be put on females. Allergic to Whores added that the term “whore” didn’t always have a intimate connotation; maybe it’s defined as, within their phrases, “anyone who sacrifices their integrity for personal gain” and may explain “big businesses that trade their integrity for the money and power.” Therefore the bottom line is, they insisted that “ATW isn’t a sexist music group” which detractors had been taking their usage of the term “whore” away from framework. Allergic to Whores’ lineup contains Ray Terry on electric guitar and vocals, Mike Meier (never to end up being confused with professional/comedian and Sunday Evening Live graduate Mike Myers) on drums and vocals, and Lewis Mansfield on bass. The trio’s initial full-length record, Shadows within the Killingfield, premiered on the tiny, indie Sound Pollution label in 2001. It had been accompanied by 2002’s The Lipstick Murders, also on Audio Pollution.