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Admittedly I was intrigued by her "You Oughta Know", when my high-on-heroin barber, Eric, played it over and over and over during one of my hair cuts. To be honest, I think I was more intrigued by Eric and just associated Alanis with him.
That intrigue turned to annoyance with "Ironic" and "One Hand in my Pocket". Drivel. My opinion, of course.
I will admit, she has had some one-offs of songs that I enjoy. I didn't mine "Uninvited" or "Hands Clean". And I certainly had new respect for her with her cover of the Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps".
But the song I normally come back to is her live "unplugged" version of a song from her second album, "That I Would Be Good".
I do say the live version, because after hearing it, I did listen to the studio version. I did not find that nearly as good.
Yes, the song is one big affirmation, but it still works, right down to the flute ending. And it's not that shitty song "Thank You". ....so there's that.
I basically feel the same as you about her. “You Outta Know” was a great achievement musically and a heck of a way to break out. Then “One Hand In My Pocket” came out and I thought maybe we will have an actual folk singer make it big (for the first time since the 70’s). Then “Ironic” was released and a teen pop sensation was born. Oh well. She is still one of the last female pop artists to make it big without dancing around in a ripped up teddy or overly tight leotard. So there’s that…
I first knew of her from the movie Dogma.
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