Friday, September 15, 2006

Marianne Faithfull- It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

Good luck, Marianne.

Marianne Faithful's country album is all but forgotten. Faithless, from 1978, was her first release since the '60s and it wasn't until a year later that Broken English shattered popular and critical perceptions about her. Recorded with Joe Cocker's band, Faithless isn't entirely awful. Her stab at the Kitty Wells standard featured here has a certain woozy dancehall charm. She also has her way with Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight." Faithfull was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. As you send positive thoughts her way, you might visit the lovely MySpace account someone compiled for Faithfull.

Tim Finn of the Star humorously recollects an odd encounter with James Brown at his music blog. James may still be carrying a torch for former Kansas City resident Marva Whitney.

Stereogum features an intriguing analysis and lively discussion of Microsoft's new line of MP3 players.


Corky J Carrel said...

You're remarks here are dead on. What could have been a disaster is merely an odd album that no one was expecting and didn't miss when it went out of print. It's been reissued several times over the years.

Mr. Poncho said...

I can't wait to listen to this. Thanks.

Happy In Bag said...

Lemme know what you think, Mr. Poncho. As I usually try to do here at this humble blog, I offered up the lesser known material rather than going with the familiar.

Thanks for the confirmation, Corky.