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Why St. Vincent was wearing a bikini shirt on the Guitar World cover

Singer-songwriter St. Vincent (real name Annie Clark) surprised the Guitar World magazine with the outfit she chose to wear on the cover of its 2017 Preview Issue.

“I did a quick Google search of women on the cover, and all I really saw girls in bikinis holding guitars as if they have never had a guitar before,” Clark told the magazine.

That is because the venerable axe may for years published an annual Guitar Issue that is always featured bikini-clad women in provocative poses holding or leaning against, or standing alone in the general vicinity of electric guitars.

Guitar magazines are rarely women on the cover, unless they are bikini models.
Props to St. Vincent for the rubbing of Guitar World’s face. pic.twitter.com/ONDOr0SzxP

— Russ Bynum (@russbynum) December 17, 2016

“I started thinking about it and just wanted my own absurd response. I couldn’t really let it slide without poking a bit of fun and taking the piss a bit!”

Clark, 34, grew up in Dallas, and is the niece of guitarist Tuck Andress of the husband and wife jazz duo Tuck & Patti. Clark has released four albums as St. Vincent, with her 2014 self-titled effort is the winning of the Grammy for Best Alternative Album.

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