Friday, September 21, 2007

Jukebox Friday: Ethyl, Geraldine and Carla.

I've been pretty nostalgic for the music of my youth (well, post-adolescence) lately, so it's time to dust some of it off and share with you. Specifically, the music of the uber-awesome Carla Bozulich.

I first discovered her through the quasi-industrial and far-too-short-lived Ethyl Meatplow, which came out of the same L.A./Silverlake scene that produced Beck and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their lone album, 1993's "Happy Days, Sweetheart," is great but offers only a hint of high energy pan-sexual anarchy of their live shows. Here's the video for "Devil's Johnson":

And here's the NSFW "Queenie":

From the ashes of Ethyl Meatplow came the country revisionist group the Geraldine Fibbers. From the 1995 album "Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home" (easily one of my desert island discs), this is "Dragon Lady":

A live performance of "Dusted":

And finally, a live performance of the beautiful "Get Thee Gone":

Since the demise of the Fibbers, Bozulich has released a string of eclectic solo albums, including a complete cover of Willie Nelson's "Red-Headed Stranger." For a taste of what she's up to now, here's a cover of Low's "Pissing" from her last album, "Evangelista":

And one last song, this is the rather odd "Voyager":

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