Gemma Ray / Island Fire
Album:Island Fire Collection:General
Artist:Gemma Ray Added:Apr 2012
Label:Bronzerat Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-05-05 Pull Date:2012-07-08 
Week Ending:Jul 8Jul 1Jun 24Jun 17Jun 10Jun 3May 27May 20

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 03, 2013:Top 100 Albums of 2012
Trou De Loup
4.Jul 03, 2012:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Bring Ring Ring Yeah
2.Jan 01, 2013:Meow: The Best Of 2012
Fire House
5.Jun 30, 2012:Modern Donkey
Rescue Me
3.Jul 06, 2012:Time Traveler
Fire House
6.Jun 26, 2012:Meow
Fire House

Album Review
Mister Esquire
Reviewed 2012-04-28 
as reviewed by Mister Esquire.

chanteuse and chanteusey.
here's the deal: nick cave is sick of being nick cave -he just can't deal with all the late nights, substance abuse, and little neo goth groupies pestering him all the time. so, what does nick cave do? that's right: he goes to helsinki to get a sex change.
and now nick cave goes by the name...gemma ray.
RIYL: cave, leonard cohen, anna calvi, ed wood, et al.
(note: tracks 13&14 are an exception...)

*1. slowly coming in, shimmers, chuggy strum along.
2. sweet, cloying 60's countryish pop.
*3. I know it's you nick! (you little tenderloin surprise.)
*4. theremin, cool and haunty. like something for a lynch flick.
*5. BEST TRACK: awwww (mew)
6. ooooo...gothy. (as done by sade)
*7. real slow, silent begin. gets reverby guitary.
*8. BEST TRACK II: theremin, cool and haunty. like something from an ed wood flick. (mew. I know it's you...nick cave.)
9. neo-oriental sound. let us lounge! (and order mimosas!)
10. kinda reminds me of 'time after time' by cyndi lauper.
*11. i imagine kittens singing this as they steal catnip.
*12. synth start, kinda clockwork orangey. sounds like something they'd play at a kids doctor...while they waited to get ludavico'd .
the exceptions: 13&14 are bonus tracks. nick, i mean, gemma, did a 7' w/ the maal brothers. cover of sparks songs. I decided not to factor these tracks regarding overall meows.
13. kinda cool.
14. kinda sucks.

Track Listing
1.Alight! Alive! 8.Rescue Me
2.Put Your Brain In Gear 9.They All Wanted A Slice
3.Runaway 10.I Can See You
4.Trou De Loup 11.Bring Ring Ring Yeah
5.Fire House 12.Here Comes The Light
6.Flood And A Fire 13.How Do I Get To Carnegie Hall?
7.Make It Happen 14.Eaten By The Monster Of Love