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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa EtheridgeAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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What’s the 4th Street Feeling?
“4th Street is in Leavenworth,” says Melissa Etheridge.
That’s her home town in Kansas, pop. 25,000, known mostly for its prison and Army base.
And it’s the place evoked in the title, and title song, of 4th Street Feeling, the 12th studio album of her singular, 25-year recording career.
“It’s kind of the main ... Read more in Amazon's Melissa Etheridge Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 15, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B000001FSC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Exploding onto the late 1980s rock scene with this energetic, sensual, and shamelessly personal debut, Melissa Etheridge instantly proved herself a skilled singer-songwriter and thunderstorm of a performer. This radio-friendly rock collection lays out the Etheridge fundamentals. "Bring Me Some Water," the driven, bluesy plea of an abandoned lover, is easily the strongest cut here. Its infectious rhythmic backdrop perfectly supports Etheridge's rowdy, passionate vocals to make this sexually charged lament unforgettable. This album also launched the radio favorite "Similar Features" and "Like the Way I Do," another uptempo, jealousy-laden rocker. Actually, the album is almost overripe with scathing indictments of former lovers, but it also makes it clear that Etheridge is a growing musician. These early efforts are so power-packed that it's easy to overlook redundancy and focus on all that raw emotion. --Sally Weinbach

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melissa Kicks Butt! Period! December 30, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Melissa Etheridge is one of the most amazing artist I have ever heard. The first time I ever heard "Bring Me Some Water" on the radio I was complety blown away. It is still the most powerful song I have ever heard. This album is by far my favorite of hers. Yes, it is the epitomy of a very tortured, struggling, yearning, broken heart, but how many of us have never felt this sort of stuff in our lives? Not too many. Every single song on this album just drips with painful emotion. Some criticize her work because of this fact. I say, they just don't get it.
I say this album definitely has it's place. No, you shouldn't spend your whole life wallowing in heartache but when you ARE wallowing, it's such a release to be able to have music that just SCREAMS OUT what you are feeling. Like she seems to say with "Precious Pain" - "...empty and cold, but it keeps me alive..." - sometimes our pain is the only way we know that we are still alive.
I love every song on this album and it has touched me so deeply that it's hard to say which songs I like best. Occasionally is very unique and catchy, and "Chrome Plated Heart" is emotionally right up there with "Bring Me Some Water". I just can't say enough good things about this album or Melissa. It's awesome! Buy it!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The year is 1988... March 21, 2004
By A. Ort
Format:Audio CD
I'm a sophomore in college. I hear the end of 'Bring Me Some Water' and am absolutely blown away. Who is this? There are very few songs and very few artists who captivate me with one listen, not even a whole song at that. Melissa Etheridge became one of them.
Never had I heard such passion, such emotion, such brooding and gutteral emotional reflections on an album. It tapped right into the darkness I was feeling and provided therapy to a wounded soul. It just sounded real.
After finding out who this artist was, I ran out and bought the album. I loved every single moment of it and played it and played it and played it. 'Precious Pain' is perhaps the greatest song every laid down that taps into the rawness of our human emotions.
Every song is just as intense. She jams, she gets intensely quiet and she can play that guitar like nobody's business.
This is the real Melissa Etheridge, as far as I'm concerned. She strayed a bit as she became popular (seems to happen, no?) but it is here, close to her roots, where we discover the passion and power of her singing.
I sort of fell away from listening to her new stuff when her personal business got more attention (both from the media and from her) than her music. This is the one to which I always return when I need to reflect and really feel.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ROCK GODDESS April 29, 2001
By Badog3
Format:Audio CD
Melissa Etheridge's first CD was a dream come true for me. Smart, passionate, hard-singing, and guitar driven, her music exploded in my head. It was exactly what I'd waited for from a female rocker. The CD begins with Similar Features which is all about the caged anger of rejection. Imagine Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know as a smoldering acoustic number. Like The Way I Do was the very first Etheridge song that I heard on the radio. If your blood doesn't get spiked from blasting this cut while you're heading down the highway with your windows open, then you're absolutely dead. Her voice raging, the guitars racing, it's all about the fire on that song. Precious Pain is a quiet song about being lost and trying to find your way--very pretty without being melodramatic. The next song, Don't You Need, also starts out softly but then it kicks into a higher gear mirroring the increasing urgency of the lyrics as she asks, "Don't you need...don't you want...don't you bleed." One of my favorites is The Late September Dogs. From a whisper to a scream, this song is rainy day angst. Again no melodrama, just a purity of emotions. With only ME's voice and some sparse percussion as background, Occasionally reminds me of Roy Orbison's Only The Lonely. As I listen to Watching You, it occurs to me that it's Ms. Etheridge's voice that ultimately ignites and soothes every moment of this music. WY is another seemingly subdued song that builds and builds until it's her voice that finally releases us. The second ME song that I ever heard was Bring Me Some Water which also crashes and blazes with guitars, screams, pounding drums and sexy lyrics. Aaahh, I love rock music.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite record of all time October 1, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If I could only have 1 CD for the rest of life, this would be it! For the moment I first heard "Like the Way I Do" back in 1988 I knew I was hearing something special. Melissa doesn't just wear her heart on her sleeve, she has made a full suit out of it. Every song brims with passion, honesty, pain, loss, desire and raw sexuality. She is easily the greatest 12 string guitarist in the last 30 years and her band on this release (especially Kevin McCormick) are beyond brilliant, adding fills that transform the standard blues rhythms to a higher level, beyond anything ever heard before from an acustic-based female performer. A personal favorite is "Watching You" which perfectly conveys the feelings of being in love with someone you know can't or won't ever love you back. And every time I hear "Occasionally" I picture Melissa driving down the L.A. freeways, tapping the beat out on the steering wheel (yes, that is how the song was born!) For all the fans who came aboard with Yes I Am, this is record is a must. You will be blown away!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lincoln City 8/30/14
Still sealed -hard to find.
Published 2 months ago by Prema1
5.0 out of 5 stars great CD for singing in the car when alone ofcourse
I think her earlier work is the best
Published 2 months ago by andrew nimmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album
This is my absolute favorite album of hers !! I had it on tape, I have it on cd now I have it on my kindle. I would definitely suggest buying it. Well worth $6!
Published 6 months ago by stormy
1.0 out of 5 stars Melissa Etheridge...who
I found this recording on a unmarked used cassette tape (from a large lot buy) I got off a website. I never knowingly heard this person sing before. She will not make my play-list. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stephen Cramer
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw,honest and aching with emotion!
There aren't enough words to describe this her first album. From the first track to the last is a song that tells a story of the fire of obsessive love,the pain of unrequited... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ronald Elardo
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great!!
Her first and breakout cd!! I believe no one can put as much feeling into song like Melissa. Her voice is one of a kind.
Published 13 months ago by Laura Koch
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless
ME at her best...The album has a classic rock and heartbreak vibe with solid music behind it. You won't be disappointed!
Published 14 months ago by JettaBlu2u
5.0 out of 5 stars Earlier works are good too
same as before - wanted more of her music after seeing her live and in person - will probably get more
Published 14 months ago by M. Willis
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product
The cd works well, though the case was damaged, but it was sold at a very reasonable price, happy with this product.
Published 19 months ago by Christopher
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Melissa so if you like her, you'll enjoy this
Couple of the songs are on greatest hits but wanted to collect missing albums from my collection. Older album obviously.
Published 20 months ago by Joey1955
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