Faithfull, Marianne / Before the Poison
Album: Before the Poison   Collection:General
Artist:Faithfull, Marianne   Added:Feb 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-21 Pull Date: 2005-05-23
Week Ending: May 22 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27
Airplays: 1 1 3 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 05, 2011: Bisous Bijoux
Last Song
4. Apr 28, 2005: Happy Hour
Last Song
2. Jan 23, 2006: Distraction-Limited (Alumnus Version)
Crazy Love
5. Apr 21, 2005: Eran Mexico
The Mystery of Love
3. May 19, 2005: The Devil's Single Collective
Last Song
6. Apr 20, 2005: Mr. Inbetween
City of Quartz, Last Song

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2005-03-14
The doyenne of goth folk-rock lends her smoky voice to tunes for the most part penned by PJ Harvey or Nick Cave- the Cave tunes 3 & 7 have him playing piano (plus she says "loverman" in track 7, referencing Cave.)
Music for a lounge of decay. She’s like Annie Anxiety Bandez for the masses.

1. Starts w/singing & guitar, singer/songwriter style, then full band, (Not a cover, nothing like Julie Cruise's theme from "Blue Velvet")
+2.overdriven guitar, backing vocals, art-rock, a bit like John Cale.
+3.slow, pretty Cave piano, Faithful’s lyrics are Cave-like as well. Chorus lacks oomph that the verses have, unfortunately. Should be in a musical.
++4.Minor key, midtempo sadness. Singer/songwriter guitar/sing intro, strong verse and a chorus that sticks in my head. Anti-urban sprawl?
++5.spooky piano+guitar intro. Slow, 3/4 time. Psycho mom talks to child. Curiously makes me think of both Michael Gira (Swans/Angel of Light), and a middle-aged Joanna Newsom.
6.Mid tempo, midtempo and generally sparse, gets loud in chorus. Doesn’t do much for me. “woo woos” from the Stones “Sympathy for the Devil”?
+7.Ah that melodic Cave piano. Bartender, another drink.
8.Lyrics sound forced
+9.Rocker, different from the rest of the record, and the vocal delivery’s like Blondie’s “Rapture”! Major production.
+10.demented novelty music-box lullaby.

Track Listing
1. The Mystery of Love   6. Before the Poison
2. My Friends Have   7. There Is a Ghost
3. Crazy Love   8. In the Factory
4. Last Song   9. Deperanto
5. No Child of Mine   10. City of Quartz