Monday, April 08, 2013

My Music Monday

I know I've featured Maria McKee here before, but on the way back from yoga yesterday, one of her songs popped up on my iPod in the car.

While I always liked her in the short-lived group, Lone Justice, her second album. Life is Sweet (to me) stands as a great body of work.

"Scarlover" stands out to me as the favouritist of all her songs.  Yeah, it's not for everyone.

While it starts off with Neil Young / Crazy Horse distorted guitar work (ala Rust Never Sleeps), I really like the way she incorporates strings in with that guitar work later on in the song.

With vocals, McKee does a hard edged tone, but then switches into a slightly softer mode here and there. She actually does this throughout the entire album.

I connected with "Scarelover" from the word go.  17 years later the album and song are in semi-constant rotation.

Again, it was an indie release.  There is no video.

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