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Gemma Ray / It's A Shame About Gemma Ray
Album:It's A Shame About Gemma Ray Collection:General
Artist:Gemma Ray Added:Jun 2010
Label:Bronzerat Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-10-03 Pull Date:2010-12-05 
Week Ending:Dec 5Nov 28Nov 21Nov 14Nov 7Oct 31Oct 24Oct 17

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 19, 2021:Traditions
I've Got A Crush On You
4.Dec 17, 2013:Meow: In Memory Of Ratter
Rosemary's Baby Vs. Drunken Butterfly
2.Jan 10, 2016:Meow
Ghost On The Highway
5.Aug 20, 2013:Meow
Ghost On The Highway
3.Jan 08, 2015:Meow: The Best Of The Decade So Far (2010-2014).
I've Got A Crush On You
6.Sep 27, 2011:the last meow

Album Review
mr. esq.
Reviewed 2010-08-16 
as reviewed by mr. esq.

this is a collection of covers recorded over 5 days.
(i can't believe 'lights out zoltar' hasn't been reviewed/played yet! don't worry: mr. esq.'s on the case/review/gonna-play-the-fuck-out-of-it.) covers a wide range of folks:
mudhoney, sonic youth, gun club, ella fitzgerald, etta james,
and many, many more. songs start to sound the same, but it's still good. heavy cave/gun club influence. can really hear vocals ala chan, donnelly. very gothic/noir. highly recommended.
SUGGESTIONS: 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 16. (esp. 5&9&16)

1. slidey git. sounds like chan, but more range. very country.
*2. lushy begin. rocking.
*3. back to country. haunty. belly vox. sudden end.
4. keep with the haunty. somber, bassy git.
*5. a druggy country reworking=better than the original!
6. straight country. sweet.
7. ominous&ominousity.
8. this gets the rolly waves treatment.
*9. BEST SONG: better than the original(s). sad and beautiful.
10. latiny. really cat powery.
11. breathy. in/out vox effect. telephone? or corpse floating on the water?
12. now the cave/waits influ. is strong.
13. this is a nice respite from the rest: it's the most poppy.
14. sad, epic sounding.
15. slide distortion. this one's very soulful.
*16. ALMOST BEST SONG: this is just beautiful.

Track Listing
1.Put The Bolt In The Door 9.Rosemary's Baby Vs. Drunken Butterfly
2.I'd Rather Be Your Enemy 10.Bei Mir Bist Du Shein
3.Ghost On The Highway 11.Big Spender
4.S.U.D. 12.Looking The World Over
5.Touch Me I'm Sick 13.Only To Other People
6.Just Because 14.I'd Rather Go Blind
7.Swampsnake 15.I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
8.Everyday 16.I've Got A Crush On You