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Trip to Target yields...PJ Harvey!

Target is not quite Darwin's waiting room, like WalMartland, but stil...

Anyways...

They had PJ Harvey and John Parish's new disc.

Bonus!

Track one is reminiscent of "Some Of The People In My Life" by Genesis/Phil Collins.

Track two is like "Battle of Evermore" by the Zeppelin named group.

Track three is like Mamas and the Poppas meet David Lynch. I could see Julee Cruise doing this track. Much like one of those ballerina jewelry boxes set to '11' on an AM radio. Lots of dysphonia. Makes ya wonder what's wrong with the stereo (like the first minute of Kind of Blue... ...)

Track four could be a recent U2 send up, like Vertigo put in a blender with whatever song it is that Bono wails alot.

Track five is Kate Bush singing like Carol Kane (is Carol Kane actually Joan Cusack in disguise?) A little bit of Procol Harum tossed in at the end.

Track six...channels Ween's "Push the Little Daisies" with that Pretenders song where Crissie Hynde says "Fuck Off." Mix in a little King Missile and The Police's "Is That Your Mother On The Phone" and you're halfway there.

Track seven is Nina trying to sing like Julee Cruise. I never realized how influential Julee Cruise was - or, is it really David Lynch?

Track eight could be The Breeders with Nina Hagen on board.

On and on...

Each track reminds me of a twisted version of something familiar.

In other words, I likey!

Then again, I'd marry Polly Jean in a New York minute so YMMV!

Also grabbed the new Prince triple CD, new U2 (I'm a sucker for soaring stadium ballads,) and the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I wouldn't marry Karen O, but she has mastered the Marilyn Manson haircut without Trent Reznor being involved. I mean that as a complement. She's too young for me.

So, the real point of this post is that you should go buy Floating Into The Night, by Julee Cruise

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Re: Trip to Target yields...PJ Harvey!

We saw PJ and JP perform live recently, and were similarly impressed by the awesome diversity. The band is excellent.

I am LOVING the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Listening to it right now, as a matter of fact. So many slinky synths. And breathy moans.

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I think it's only fair to remind you I have dibs on Polly Jean. Don't you remember? I won rock, paper, Polly at CES 2 years ago in the Not for Sale Audio room? And I have a few drunken witnesses that will swear to nearly anything.

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I think it's only fair to remind you I have dibs on Polly Jean. Don't you remember? I won rock, paper, Polly at CES 2 years ago in the Not for Sale Audio room? And I have a few drunken witnesses that will swear to nearly anything.

She's a woman, not a phono cartridge or a tube amp you can't win her in a game of rocks, paper, scissors you uncivilized beast. The only way to win "dibs" on a woman is through a drunken bar room brawl. Don't you have any class?

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She's a woman who understands.

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She's a woman who loves her man!

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I'm loving the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' disc. It's the best Yeah Yeah Yeahs disc since "Spring Session M!"

Karen O's Voice has some Bjork meets Dale Bozzio and they go and hang out with Toni Childs!

Great disc. I will get the Silversun Pickups soon, too.

The Prince discs are fine if you love Prince. I wish he'd done a 40 minute version of Crimson and Clover. It becomes him.

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I'm loving the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' disc. It's the best Yeah Yeah Yeahs disc since "Spring Session M!"

Karen O's Voice has some Bjork meets Dale Bozzio and they go and hang out with Toni Childs!

I'm listening to it right now, again. (It's been the first album I listen to every morning since I bought it.)

I keep thinking she sounds sort of girlish and vulnerable, like Sarah Shannon from Velocity Girl (god, it took me a good 15 minutes to remember that band!), but mixed with a very sexy, very all grown-up Debbie Harry (hot!).

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I tried a bit of their videos to get taste of the yeah yeah yeahs.

A bit weak for me. Too mainstream. I like stuff that is, uhm, just a bit stronger .. and that don't mean loud. Torn, would be a better word. Deeper meanings and values where the pressure and intensity is nearly palpable, would be more along the lines of what I'm saying. Go big..or stay home.

Try this:

http://video.google.ca/videosearch?hl=en...4&ct=title#

Try some of the other tunes, not just the general link. A great first effort, let's see if they can keep it up. Unique, as well.

Note: That's her real voice. She's Peruvian and French Canadian, raised in Peru, and singing in English.

"What do you get when you combine a Canadian singer raised in Peru with a Montreal jazz drummer? What if you put classical, electronic, alternative, and shoe-gazer music in a blender?"

and a bit more:

.... they list influences ranging from David Lynch and Timothy Leary to Radiohead, Led Zeppelin and Yanni.

And yes, Portishead.

"When you have a unique voice, people tend to misbelieve what you are doing

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