Friday, August 16, 2013

Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes



It is an inflexible rule of mine to approve of surnamesakes (if that is a neologism I have enriched the language) and thus present for your listening pleasure (drum roll) Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes.

On Love Letter (lead single from the new album) our Clairy deploys as many backing singers as chords which is as it should be. "Three chords, six strings, twelve bars, that swings" to quote myself.

Clairy: The opening line of Love Letter grabs you by the balls. It is about a filthy frustration, it is saying – I want you, I want you to do bad things to me, I don’t care if you don’t want me, I have nothing to lose, for good or for bad or for worse or for better. It is an electric song to sing because the tension boils just beneath the surface and then breaks out into vocal moments that are so full of yearning and desire, so raw, that you just can’t help but stand to attention.

Myself: Crikey!
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