Originally Posted by lonwolf615
wow, I'd forgotten that too
Yeah, that was a great thread and having the director chime in was one of the coolest moments ever for me in this forum. I've never heard Tori Amos but your reccomendation is good enough for me..any suggestions on where to start?
thanks for the trust in my taste. firstoff let me tell you a little about my opinions on Tori Amos. I lived in Austin from 1990-1999 and around 90 or so there were two ladies that got airplay on College Alternative Radio - Tori Amos (first big hit was "Crusify") and Sara MgLauphlin(sp) (her first big hit was "into the fire"). Both are decent but in hindsight niether are good enough to invest money into getting their CDs. I like alot of what both have done - and thankfull that radio in the early 90's allowed me to hear of their works - more than I can say for the radio up here in Oklahoma where i grow up/and live now. (I gave up and turned the radio off over a decage ago - find stuff via the "net" and recommendations now).
Tori's greatest work was the album after "Little Earthquakes" (this is the one with "Crusify") entitled "under the pink" - this is her best CD: her hits apart from the earlier "crusify" are "Cornflake Girl" and "God", I f^&king love that "God" song. its just good. I remember hearing an interview with Tori on the old KNNC (Alternative Rock radio station before Alternative become the lowest denominator and now dead) 107 FM in Austin back in the early 90s. He was trained as a classical pianist before she jumped ship and started doing "Rock" stuff. She's good - but in truth ourside of her two classics "cornflake girl and god" - I can't recommend paying your good money on her stuff. Just find those two singles on the net and enjoy - if you know what I mean.
I'd like to recommend some others if I may however (BTW I'm a "old fart" 43 yrs now!! damn ;-(..............) so finding music new music that ain't RAP is almost impossible ;-(.
Twizzle - as posted before: try finding there free first album (just google the groups name and you will find it - or go to their (there is only two of them) My space link and the free first album is there) give it a listen, they are really REALLY good - esp. the "Pebble Road" song. totally smallfrys - just two folk in a basement with a humble PC and a couble of instruments. But if you have talent that is all you need! I think I'll bit the bullet and pay for their second album BTW.
Camille Harp - a local here on OKC (oklahoma city) - just found here via a flier on the door of a place I was eating luch at two months ago - now after doing a google search and making a pandora station of her work I'm convinced I should buy her albums, all of which are on her site (try a google - its easy) at reasonable prices.
Domestic Science Club - DOOWAP (one of the genres I love - to each there own)................I learned of them with their first album back in 1993 via Austin local Access Cable TV - where they were interviewed and played their "Kayaking" song live - been a fan since: sadly they broke up after their second "three women" CD in 98? (try google and then the amazon link- the customer reviews are priceless in getting an idea of if the work is one you may be interested in). As an aside Robin Macy (one of the singers in Domestic Science Club) was the original Dixie Chick - before Madilee Mains replaced her! If you like Doowap (and IMO Niko Case is alot of DOOWAP - and some Country added w/ Rockabilly) try em out. BTW if you have access to e-mail I have an encoded mp3 (which I used in my pirate radiostation to play music and oldtime radio dramas to my town)of their CDs if you wish, though support of the artist is the preferred option, I understand if finances are constrained. just an offer.
Puppini Sisters are another Doowap group, they sound alot like the Andrew Sisters but are modern singers. I don't have there CDs but like the Andrew Sisters (and really like Vera Lynn) - they are in there spirit.
I fookin love Loreena KcKinnet - esp her last 18 yrs of work - from Mask and Mirror ("Mystic Dream" first time I heard her) and onward (though all of it is tops including her first works - its just her latter works add Arabic with Celtic in an odd combo that works). Her big hit was in the early 90's with that one song that "Mummer's Dance" on her "Book of Secrets" album - again only got airplay on "alternative" radio sadly. Anyone here in Oklahoma just look in confusion when I mention her name - and all the others that never got airplay here ;-/.
For more "old school" (I admit it, I like 60's psychedelic rock and folk) - I found out about both SweetWater (Motherless Child - totally awesome song - they put Jefferson Airplane to SAME!!! (check out the TV movie they did about them (staring Flashpoint cutie Amy Jo Johnson) via VHI - chk IMDB) and Sandy Denny (UK folk rock Goddess - she's good and died before he got big here in the States ("who know where the time goes") was her huge hit.
in conclusion - check out The Roaches (early work!) great stuff - funny as hell (the youngest one, Suzzy was in the movie "Crossing Delancy" and in at least a couple of other movies) they had the "big hit" song "big nothin" - I remember their playing that song on the Dave Letterman Show back in the late 80s (it was a play on how they though they mad it big and in fact did not but were only a flash in the pan instead): they were an 70's and 80's group that did Doopwap "Nurds" was there best album. the laundrymat song and the commuter train song is a riot!!
- oh ya: anything the Cowboy Junkies (thank you KNNC and KGSR for playing them in the early 90's when "alternative" ment good ****ing music!) have done - from there Trinity Sessions to the mid 90's Lay it Down are all 5-star works. Margo Timmons has the cleanest sexist voice ever.
oh one more.....sorry, I keep remembering more folks...........Juliana Hattfield - i love her work - nice "hard-rock" almost punk with a little girl voice. originally with the Blake Babies groups then went solo. I disscovered her via KNNC back in 1993 with her "for the birds" song, and the other one "my sister" got quite huge in the alternative rock genre (not saying much since all my OK buddies never heard of her then or now!)
.................oh damn, one more come to mind with that "little girl voice" (f^&k two more now). Nacy Griffith. He is FAB - I dont like country but she is more folk than country and she is TOPS. Get her "Fair Summer Evening (or some such)" Concert DVD - CLASSIC the whole "love at the five and dime (i.e. Woolworth)" and the "Mary Margaret" will make you cry - not shitting you, the best of the best.
and finally - I promise. Kate Wolf's late album before she died "A wind Blow Wild" - total classic folk music. He did an Austin City Limits right before she died of cancer, but not sure if it is released as a concert DVD or not. But her album "a wild blow wild" is as good as music gets.
sorry for the overly long post - I welcome any new artists I may have not known about as along as they are not RAP ;-).