Friday, January 14, 2005

Marianne Faithfull

Listening to Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" has reminded me of Marianne Faithfull's brilliant version of the old cabaret song of the same name. Faithful has produced a lot of mediocre songs over the years, but some stupendous work as well. Her album "Vagabond Ways" from a few years back was an extraordinary comeback with her voice in fine, wasted, junkielife form. I am excited to hear that she has teamed up with my favorite songwriter of all time PJ Harvey on her new album due Jan 25th. Scroll down the page at NPR's All Songs Considered to hear the new single, a perfect and natural blending of these two brilliant talents. And, if you ever get a chance, check out her astounding version of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So you like songs about the working class people? I know of a shit kickin' classic by Travis Tritt called Lord Have Mercy On the Working Man. See if you can get it on your song list thing. If you can't I'll have to bring it in sometime. You'll love it.