Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Concrete Blonde - 'Mexican Moon' (1993)

Your Favourite Featured Album for Tuesday 4th October 2011, 1.30 - 3.30 pm (NSW time) will be :

"Mexican Moon", by Concrete Blonde (from 1993)

* Where were you when you first heard songs from this album?
* What does this album remind you of?
* Who were you with when you first heard music from this album?
* Why does this albums' music sound special to you?
* What were you doing when you first heard music from this album?
* How does hearing songs from this album make you feel?
  • "If you are experiencing angst, on the verge of a breakthrough you can not quite put into words, get this album. It may just take you there. Powerful, powerful stuff.
  • I am not sure if Ms. Napolitano made the transition but this is an album to be experienced. Rip roarin' powerful music. Love Is A Blind Ambition is pure poetry. Jonestown will send your head into a dither. At the end of Jenny I Read you will have experienced Jenny's journey.
  • I have never been so moved by an album as this one. Raw passion. Anger. Deliverance. Ecstasy. It's all there. The guitar will jangle in your ear, the sound effects will send your eyeballs spinning and Johnette's vocal range, from sultry growl to angry howls, will pierce your heart. Pop on your headphones and be transported...."

    "If you're looking for rock music that refuses to indulge in cliches, soften its edges or resort to aimless jamming, this album is for you. And of the half dozen or so superior albums that the group released, "Mexican Moon" is, in my opinion, the best.
  • Any discussion of the band has to begin with J. Napolitano's incredible voice, and she establishes its power from the first track, "Jenny I Read," a vocal and instrumental performance delivered with astonishing dramatic intensity.
  • Napolitano's vocals serve as a perfect complement to the searing instrumental delivery of the band on "Heal It Up," "One of My Kind," and, most memorably, "I Call It Love," which should be listened to closely today.
  • This album -- and this group -- isn't afraid to expose raw feeling, anger and cynicism, but it also can show a softer side, as on the title cut. The lyricism of the latter shows it's possible to recognize the beauty in life without sacrificing the edge that all of us develop from life in the rough-and-tumble world." (Source)
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