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Marianne Faithfull, Give My Love to London (Easy Sound Records)




Marianne Faithfull, Give My Love to London (Easy Sound Records)
CD Reviews: November 13, 2014

11/13/14
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Marianne Faithfull, Give My Love to London (Easy Sound Records)

Further exhortations upon our corporate-distracted modern youth from the hippy generation, this time from one of the girls, specifically one who’s been termed a groupie as often as an artist. We ‘80s kids remember her hit “Broken English,” sung in that booze-wrecked voice of hers, the sound of Courtney Love as a grandmother, if she lives that long (between Faithfull and Kim Carnes, it was like Invasion of the Throat Nodes), but this record takes that to a whole new menopausal level: she actually shoots for (and hits) a few baritone notes in the Celtic-folk-doused title track.  Nick Cave and one of the Bad Seeds were also in on this, which helped toward making it sound like a stormy, angular 20-car-pileup of outraged oldbie angst. The problem is that all this scary, bittersweet vitriol is aimed at a rock demographic that’s completely unaware of these people and is building its own case for rebellion — maybe if Faithfull recorded an angry-sounding duet  with Florence Welch or Lordi or whatever, the Occupy kids would look up from the latest Firstlook.org story and cross themselves in the name of Woodstock or something. B- Eric W. Saeger





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