Very cool! I did not realize you co-owned. We somehow never played Luna though we were always in the area. Will check out the book.
Hm, I’m not really hearing that. It’s not very good but it is very Gwen imo.
I think the word “band” is being used loosely here. The quote is obviously referring to girl groups like The Supremes, who were a vocal group like Destiny’s Child.
Not that I love this song or anything and I’m a HUGE M.I.A. fan, but there was a lot of stuff like this on Gwen’s first album which came out a year before Arular.
i remember stories like this. Columbia records had started up a “war room” or something with a bunch of young A&Rs that they would send out to shows in NYC looking for bands like The Strokes, YYYs etc. I’m guessing every label did the same thing. So many of them either got dropped after one record or shelved which is probably why there are so many great first albums from that era.
Did you do sound at any other clubs? My band was playing around at that time.
Vitalogy was the absolute first album I ever bought. I ripped the cover cause they put a sticker directly on it. I was pissed.
I totally agree with you about First Impressions. Super underrated kick ass record.
So cool to see Calla on this list. They are so absolutely one of those pre-music blog NYC bands that we found in a crate at my record store in Queens and listened to endlessly. Kudos on that one.
I don’t think his voice is shot per se, I just think he’s getting a little carried away with the inflections and stuff that he’s doing to break up his words. Almost like all this newly found confidence (when I saw him two years ago he was incredibly shy onstage) is getting the best of him, but still enjoyed it.