Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wish upon a star

One of my favorite albums is Mazzy Star's 1990 debut album, She Hangs Brightly. Hope Sandoval's vocals are effortless and hypnotic, almost with a child-like innocence. Not too mention, she's breathtakingly gorgeous. She looks like a mix between Helena Bonham Carter and a young Toni Basil. On this album, they do an amazing version of Memphis Minnie's "I'm Sailin". Here's the original version:

Amazing, right? Now listen to Mazzy Star's version here. People are most familiar with the bands international hit "Fade Into You", which is a great tune, but literally everybody needs to get into their first album. Their second album, So Tonight That I Might See, is just as good. One of my favorite songs off this album is called "Blue Light" and it leaves me feeling totally empty, sad and lonely. But in a good way (if that even makes sense). Listen:

So beautiful...

Lastly, a seriously great and underrated collaboration between two greats: Hope Sandoval and Jesus and Mary Chain, "Sometimes Always", off JAMC's (pretty good actually!) album Stoned and Dethroned:

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