Pink/Corin Tucker Band
Married Moms Seek More Love
Pink: The Truth About Love (RCA)
Proving you can get as much variety out of a tempestuous marriage as out of the bar life your temporary breakups leave on the table, Pink and her 21 collaborators fashion a recorded image of her feisty, heartfelt, all-over-the-place love/sex life. Until the last two songs, whose overwrought drama I don't have to like just because I trust its verisimilitude, they hit every time. The comic-only-not title track is perfect if not necessarily the truth, followed for me by the introductory "Are We All We Are" (its title transformed into a chorus-chanted hide-and-seek readymade) and the see-ya "Slut Like You" ("I'm not a slut/I just love love"). Then again, I'm a known sucker for feisty. So note that I'm also taken with the acoustic duet she shares with fellow babymama Lily Allen. And although it's true that I'd rather hear Robyn sing "Try," it's also true that I think "Try" is good enough for Robyn. A
Corin Tucker Band: Kill My Blues (Kill Rock Stars)
After the feminist scolding cum rallying cry, my favorites are the happy love songs, every one about a marriage that has no time for the fantasy that wedlock is boring and may even wish it was sometimes: a health scare, an emotional rupture, a vacation they need every mile and minute of. Mourning Joey Ramone and clearing emotional space for her infant daughter, she's slightly slower and considerably more melodramatic, as is only appropriate. Other times the melodrama appears merely the organic outcome of a larger-than-life voice. A MINUS
Nancy Sinatra sang with Frank.
Frank's "L.A. is my Lady" produced by Quincy Jones.
Quincy Jones to Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson had a duet with the Notorious BIG on his last record.
RZA produced some of "Life After Death"
RZA and Prince Paul worked together on Gravediggaz.
Prince Paul...De le Soul.
Hmmm...that's too many, yeah? Can anyone shorten that?
I think rules suck. Here is how I get there in five degrees:
(1) Nancy Sinatra recorded “On Broadway” by (2) the Drifters, which contains the line “I’m gonna be a big (3) Big Star now”. Big Star released a split single with (4) Teenage Fanclub (among other associations) in 1993. And of course Teenage Fanclub recorded “Fallin” for the “Judgment Night” soundtrack with (5) De La Soul.
The Nancy Sinatra game with Pos from de la Soul. Who wants to try?
Rule: connected people must appear together on a recording.
re: Nancy Sinatra. NY plays so coy on that one that must be who he's talking about. Nancy Sinatra to Lee Hazlewood to Gram Parsons to Roger McGuinn to David Crosby to Neil Young. It's the rock and roll "six degrees of Nancy Sinatra." Try it with your friends!
EDIT: "Oh, Lonesome Me," which NY famously covered on "After the Gold Rush," was also the flip side to Nancy/Lee's "Some Velvet Morning." How about that!
Is that why GPs who are cardiologists think every one of their patients is a serious heart-attack candidate? (I know -- medicine and DR discussions can become a serious diversion. Promise this is the only question from me.)
PS: Clankface is doing something very strange if you want to look at earlier pages. And also right after you post. Guess it transfers to the entry that gets him off most (or least).
about the blogger
Starting in 1967, Robert Christgau has covered popular music for The Village Voice, Esquire, Blender, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. He teaches in New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, maintains a comprehensive website at robertchristgau.com, and has published five books based on his journalism. He has written for MSN Music since 2006.
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