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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 22May 1Apr 24Apr 10Apr 3Mar 27

 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