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Bodice Rippers, The / Volume Iii
Album:Volume Iii Collection:General
Artist:Bodice Rippers, The Added:11/2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-02-26 Pull Date:2013-04-28 
Week Ending:21 Apr14 Apr7 Apr31 Mar24 Mar10 Mar3 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 21, 2015:Music Casserole
4.Apr 05, 2013:The Songsmith Show
Mistress Of Evil
2.Apr 20, 2013:Uncle Steve's Dance Party
Sea Of Red
5.Mar 29, 2013:The Songsmith Show
Mistress Of Evil
3.Apr 12, 2013:The Songsmith Show
6.Mar 22, 2013:The Songsmith Show
Liar's Dice

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-02-21 
RETRO CAMPY RHYTHM & BLUES. The Bodice Rippers third EP (the first is in Zookeeper) features sexed-up female lead vocals, a guitar-bass-drums core, and raunchy horns. Think of 40s/50s “rhythm” acts and put Amy Winehouse in front. The lyrical themes (mobsters, gambling, femmes fatale) border on and sometimes cross into novelty.

No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-tempo. A bluesy crawl across the bar led by baritone sax & piano. The singer sings her lungs out and gambles with love. (3:33)

2 * Mid-fast cha-cha beat. Lots of brass (bari sax, trombone, trumpet) gives this one a “hot” old-timey sound. Add brokenhearted lyrics. (3:51)

3 A mid-tempo tango. Complex story of a Mata Hari-like character’s involvement in espionage, coups-d’état, and sexual exploits. Over-the-top sinister singing. May appeal to folks who like kooky and offbeat. (4:22)

4 Mid-tempo waltz time with an “oom-pah-pah” sound. Loud, noisy & busy. Very silly. There’s a calliope in the bridge. Sort of a mess. (2:41)

5 * Mid-tempo. Powerful, vampy singing. Think of Peggy Lee doing “Fever” but turn it way up. Lots of baritone & tenor saxes, a strong drumbeat, and a kazoo. (4:34)

Track Listing
1.Liar's Dice 3.Mistress Of Evil
2.Sea Of Red 4.Falling Apart At The Seams