Post a Comment. Friday, September 28, Blonde Redhead - Seven years ago, Blonde Redhead made their transition from no-wave revisionists to more accessible art rockers with their album Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons. I will confess to initially balking at this transition, seemingly pouting at the very idea and spitefully avoiding the album for several months before finally appreciating its quiet, melodic moments. What makes it work so well is how comfortable they sound within this sub-genre: lush guitars swirls around the arrangements while vocalist Kazu Makino has found a perfect backdrop to place her ethereal voice. Elaborate electronic treatments find their place in every cut as well, managing to provide each song with added depth and trippy hypnotics.
Revolution Rock Blonde Redhead
When I first saw the cover art, I was instantly drawn to its kinky yet strikingly simple design. When I gave the record a first full run through, I understood the connections between the tracks and the four-legged tennis player on the front. And while both her pose and the tennis racquet remain the same in both versions, on the album cover her blue patterned dress shifts to a shade of beige and the ice cream cone in her left hand mysteriously disappears. My only guess as to why Gross made such edits was to present a much simpler work. Another bit noticeably different between the two works is the varying mediums on which they are presented.
The joys of being a something single British female in New York. Blonde Redhead are probably my favourite group at the moment. If you've never heard of them, enjoy.