Yeah I think he did the total opposite of that. An album of 10 Gold Diggers would be “coasting on his fame.”
Ballet School by Cherish is pretty sweet! One I had not heard.
*Plowing Into :(
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence / Iceage – Plowing Through the Field of Love
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.