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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bronzerat Records
  • ASIN: B003D0ZN88
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,444 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Pop-noir songstress Gemma Ray releases the results of impromptu sessions with Matt Verta-Ray (of Madder Rose, Speedball Baby, Heavy Trash etc) at his New York studio over the 2009/2010 New Year period. Ray laid down a series of haunting hypnotic versions of her favourite tracks ranging from Etta James to Sonic Youth via Lee Hazlewood, Mudhoney and Buddy Holly.

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Gemma's 5th album & apparently recorded in just 5 days (basically just Gemma & her guitar) in New York & comprises of 16 cover versions. Taking the funny title sort of from a Lemonheads release then this finds Gemma in a basic & very bluesy mood in her cute friendly vocal backed up via sparse delicate dense sounding blues guitar. One may think that being recorded so quickly that it would suffer but for example the opening quintet 'Put The Bolt On The Door', 'I'd Rather Be Your Enemy', 'Ghost On The Highway', 'S.U.D.' (brilliant) & 'Touch Me I'm Sick' all or each works out really well plus they fit together - spot on vocals & guitar work and strong songs. Next is 'Just Because' which is less bluesy & more romantic and with some weird almost Joe Meek type keyboard meanderings within breaks things up a bit. 'Swampsnake' reverts back to electric grinding swamp rock blues. This is followed by 'Everyday' (Holly) "such a well known classic" done in this very different way (for me) does not really work out. Things pick up well again though via 'Drunken Butterfly' (doom-laden brilliance) & 'Bei Mir Bist Du Shein' (beautiful & charming) but then don't appreciate 'Big Spender' (Bassey) as again too much of a classic to meddle with & like the Holly one does not really fit in the context here but "oh big spender spend a little time with me" it's certainly catchy. Moving on then 'Looking The World Over' (great track which grows & in a strange way is sexy) & 'Only To Other People' continues the high quality & then follows more excellence in 'I'd Rather Go Blind' (a blinding track & perhaps the best here) & 'I'm Gonna Lock My Heart' (powerful emotions) with just a slight anticlimax in final offering 'I've Got A Crush On You'. An excellent & heart-warming release from this totally underrated artist.
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I still play 'Hey Big Spender' at DJ shows, she does a reverb extreme version that I first noticed wandering through the record store. They were playing it over the speaker...blew my mind. I love this album, timeless and unique. I don't care if they're covers of songs they are all just straight slick diamonds o' coolness. You can't go wrong and if you do it might as well be with Gemma Ray singing ya down the waterslide at her simplysuperfly finest. 'Put the Bolt in the Door' a silky cocktail to start right into my fave 'I'd rather be your Enemy'...forget about it. 'Rosemary's Baby VS Drunken Butterfly' is straight up haunting. By it for Halloween and it will taste just like candy. Cover bands should all have to take Gemma Ray 101 or just listen to this gem of an album, stands on its' own two legs and struts fuzzy shoes and all.
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