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.