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Old 02-22-2013, 12:24 AM   #271 (permalink)
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Nina Hagen is one of the best female vocalists from the 80's era.

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I trend more towards Dale Bozzio and Chrissy Hynde but I really dig Nina, shes got a really rich voice.

Being a Frank Zappa fan I loved Missing Persons.





And I loved the Pretenders early albums and liked "Learning to Crawl" but kinda lost track of them after that. Martin Chambers was (and I assume still is) an excellent drummer, it was tragic losing James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon so early in the band's career. I was told by someone with first hand knowledge that CH was extremely vigilant as to who attended backstage and aftershow events after that. Can't say as I blame her.




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Old 02-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #272 (permalink)
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Regina Spektor comes to mind. The first one of her songs I heard was "Samson," and I have liked her ever since.


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I love this Husband-Wife led Cincinnati band. Love 'em. They are IMO easily the most romantic music there is in any genre.

And that genre is hard to pin down. I hear elements of rock, pop, jazz, country and gospel in their music, leaning more towards one or another depending on which album and song. And they are absolutely magnificent live, every time I've ever seen them they utterly brought down the house, you could feel the love pouring from the audience to the stage and vice verse





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Old 02-24-2013, 03:41 AM   #274 (permalink)
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I love these ladies. This song played on a satellite radio station in the first days of 2005 while I pulled an all-nighter at work. I was busting my ass when this song, maybe the only song I listened to all that long hard night, poked its way into my head. I was so impressed I bought their CD off the internet on the strength of that one listen to this song




Another great song from that debut eponymous album





Their second album, "Moon Over The Freeway" was even better. They toured this album in the summer of '06, starting in LA, up to Northern Cali, then all point east all the way to Boston....On Bicycles. From Boston they flew west to Seattle, then bicycled the almost 200 miles to Portland to play the show I taped (with permission) at the Aladdin Theater. I had seen them twice before this show and enjoyed them immensely, but NONE of that prepared me for the amazing show I saw that September '06 night. I uploaded these songs from their 2nd album




I had taped their previous show in Seattle, and had DVD's prepared for them. After this epic show I went up to Amanda who was chatting with someone as the road crew was taking down the stage to give her their copies of the DVD. That is when I found out that these girls were SICK, battered, bruised, HURTING, they just put on this amazing, amazing show and could barely stand after it. These women are f*cking heroes to me.

Their third album was just as great

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That last track is more representational of what they're doing now. They don't use a band behind 'em anymore, just Amanda and Abby (Amanda is the taller lady that bears a slight resemblance to Geena Davis). I loved them with that crack band but I also love them alone.



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Old 02-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #275 (permalink)
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I was listening to a 90s playlist on Spotify the other day, and several songs from Jagged Little Pill were played. I was little when this album came out, so I don't really remember all the hype about it. It's got some great songs on it, and great lyrics. So, Alanis Morrisette is definitely one of the best female vocalists out there. Hands down.


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Pretty good taste in female vocalists paul. I mentioned Johnnete previously. The Bloodletting really showcases her voice well. I dig The Beast its one of my favorite Blonde songs. I believe PJ Harvey and Napolitano were the best female vocalists of the 90's.
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Pretty good taste in female vocalists paul. I mentioned Johnnete previously. The Bloodletting really showcases her voice well. I dig The Beast its one of my favorite Blonde songs. I believe PJ Harvey and Napolitano were the best female vocalists of the 90's.

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Her voice is beautiful, this cover is so good
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Alanis Morrisette? No, because her voice isn't great. But she has consistently produced lyrically strong, musically complex songs for almost 20 years, which is extremely rare by pop artists.
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