Put it this way: I picked up this CD at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis along with four other CDs and a few records. I popped it in my car stereo on the long drive home, and surprised myself by listening to Pure Heroine from beginning to end three times in spite of how eager I was to listen to the other CDs. I was hooked. I dig how the musical accompaniment is so beautifully rhythm-oriented and spare, leaving room for Lorde’s amazing voice and lyrics that aren’t just about parties and ex-boyfriends.
Aside from Thee Headcoatees, singer/songwriter Holly Golightly had a wonderful solo career. From her album Serial Girlfriend, here’s Holly singing a very special duet with Billy Childish. Recognize the song? It’s Ike Turner’s “Your Love Is Mine.”
“Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe.”