So Fiona Apple takes alot of flak, maybe more than her fair share. Sure, she's a bit weird, but the bottom line is she's an indie rocker who was co-opted by the MTV industrial complex and didn't know WTF to do.
Another singer that I have a hard time getting perspective on, since listening to her songs sometimes brings back all these emotions from darker days. Less so than other singers though.
So she's good, especially her first two albums. But maybe you just needed to have experienced the 90s to realize how out there she was compared to the rest of the pack.
Sounds like: The 90s. Before all this weird crap happened.
Baby. No not “Baby” anymore. If I need you, I'll just use your simple name. Only kisses on the cheek from now on, and in a little while, we’ll only have to wave.
So, WTH am I doing an entry on The Grateful Dead? Have I turned hippy or something?
No, they're just a band I like. Especially Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty. And they sort of bridge the gap between some of the rock groups I like, and bluegrass type bands like The Devil Makes Three, for example.
Sounds like: The 60s maaan!
You make good money
Five dollars a day!
you might move away!
So I first heard about this band from a coworker who was dating the guy who made the cover to their CD. Or something, IDK it was awhile ago.
They're a really nice band, the lead singer is a doll, and has a good voice. But they take a long time to release. You may have to scroll down to the hidden part of their site, but The Wild Farewell is worth checking out, in addition to their newer stuff.
Sounds like: A good retro indie rock band. They're hard to peg really.
There are no power lines,
no engine sounds
or warning signs
to tell her it’s not safe
to drink the river
Another one of those weird kind-of-folk/kind-of-not, bands that I like to listen to sometimes. This duo is very prolific and I've only got two of their albums. Their best tracks from those, like You can't buy a gun, Burn your fun, and My 45 are really catchy, but they have some misses too. Worth a listen, if you like that sort of music. Would be a treat to hear live I think (YouTube video is FTW).
Sounds like: Something off of the Oh Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack.
Well I swear I didn’t do it
It was way before my time
and I ain’t never done no wrong
that Jesus had to die!
Oh holy Moses,
Lord have mercy,
Well I’m gettin’ high for Jesus,
’cause it got so low for me...