Monday, August 29, 2016
My Music Monday
I'm going with "Number One Camera" from Nina Gordon. No, she doesn't have a website.
You might know her as a member of the band Veruca Salt. Yes, they do have a website.
Yes, they took the name from the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory character. And yes, apparently they've gotten back together and it seems no one really noticed.
I suppose Gordon has only put out two solo disks in 18 years. Three if you count the one she recorded and didn't release. I think Veruca Salt only has four disk - including the newer one I didn't know they even released.
Prolific she is not. Nor is she bad. Even her sub-par album Bleeding Heart Graffiti had some salvageable songs. Her debut solo disk, Tonight and the Rest of My Life was much much stronger. I is also where today's song comes from.
For anyone who is a fan of the Lion in Winter (one of the greatest movies out there), Gordon steals / paraphrases a line from there with "I could peel you like a pear and g-d would call it 'justice'". That amused me the first time I heard it.
Maybe you'll like the song. Perhaps not. It's less than 3 minutes of your time.
Nina Gordon - "Number One Camera"