Golden Music From Such A Weird Voice

The Pixies – “Bone Machine”

Walking through a record store in the early 2000’s as a young teenager trying to find something new. Mediocre Pop/Alternative music was being overplayed on the radio and my ears were TIRED. I rebelled. I went to find something different. I walked in and saw this picture of a nude woman dancing in the shadow with a crucifix looking thing hanging on the wall. How nutty! I had never seen anything like it. My first thought was “WHAT A WEIRD VOICE THIS GUY HAS!” His voice became a musical lemon. I would walk away due to the sour taste. But, I wanted more. I craved the pixies. I became obsessed with this record “Surfer Rosa.” I didn’t completely understand what the songs were about due to the vague imagery. But I didn’t care. It was awesome. It was different. I felt like I dug up a treasure chest. Instead of gold there was music inside!




Detroit Rock Chick Uses The “N” Word

Patti Smith – “Rock n’ Roll Nigger”

My favorite song from the album (2 Disc set) “Land.” My mom gave it to me as a gift for the holidays when I was about 16. The first time I heard a female singer “talk sing.” I was used to pop music on the radio at that time. With over sung/over glorified choruses. Yet, here was a woman screaming and talking out powerful messages throughout. I was immediately blown away by the amount of FEMALE POWERHOUSE ROCK going through my speakers. This track was brutal. To the point. And RAW. I got one great taste of Patti Smith and her insanely beautiful, poetic lines. And I had to hear more. She is the superwoman of rock n roll poetry.