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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, Dec 4, 2020.
If it's from Psycho...then it's Janet Leigh's eye...not Vivien Leigh
Right you be.
I put "There She Goes" up there with songs like Boys of Summer, Don't Fear the Reaper, Main Street, Dust in the wind, Silent Lucidity, Without You, Shooting Star, Sweet Child of mine, and Can't find my way home. To me, these are some of the most enjoyable, haunting melodic songs of melancholy. They transport me back to another place and time. It's been speculated that "There She Goes" was about mainlining heroin. I like not knowing what the songs are about, so I can pattern them to fit my twisted world view of delusion. "There she goes" was written/recorded in 1988, but was released 2 years later, the beginning of my favorite decade of music, the 1990's.
Sixpence NTR's version is great (Leigh Nash was a mesmerizing beauty in the '90's), but I prefer The La's version. Sarah Machlachlan was/is another amazingly talented musician that mesmerizes audiences, though she had more than one hit. There's that cosmic combination of physical beauty with musical craftsmanship. Sarah understood that, and many of her songs reflect that haunting melancholia, just like the La's "There She Goes".
The '90's were an amazing decade musically, including "one hit wonders", which is one hit more than I'll ever have. Some were like supernovas, and some made it back to the state fair circuit, just like the '80's hair bands. A few of my faves from that era:
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Seven Mary 3
Toadies (seen them live 38 times, every song I like)
The Verve Pipe
Creed (I don't care haters, "My Own Prison" was an awesome album)
4 Non Blondes
Big Head Todd & The monsters
Deep Blue Something
Better than Ezra
Collective Soul/3 Doors Down) - Both had more than 1-hit, but were/are great bands
and so on.......but I digress. Sorry....I always digress....blame it on ADHD
I like to think she's referring to me when she says..."You're so beautiful...a beautiful f%$ked up man"....sigh. What an amazingly talented artist. Great acoustic work on this. The original video of this song is one of the best I've ever seen.
Sarah Mclaughlin, what an amazing person... Damn she can play. Love "Building a Mystery".
The original video. I challenge anyone that's watching this to not take their eyes off of her eyes. If you look up the word "mesmerize" in the dictionary, there should be a picture of Sarah next to it.
Excellent finger style. Bravo!
Never get tired of this song. One I remember hearing a lot on MTV's 120 Minutes.
This is tremendous
Hey, don’t forget about The Sunday’s.
Harriet Wheeler is a great singer!
It's weird... I always looked up to the gen xers... The music you are talking about is simply amazing.. I was a kid hearing this stuff, and watching MTV. But it stuck with me for some reason... I sometimes think the music we really enjoy as Americans has a certain nostalgia factor to it. Brings you back to simpler times. No worries, no job.
Always loved this song. Thanks for the reminder. Great bit of Brit Pop.
If you haven't heard the story behind this band/album, it's epic. They recorded the album over 12 sessions with 7 different producers, and disowned the final version. The band has released nothing since.
It’s really sad - their one album is right up there, but Lee Mavers their main songwriter hated it and has always been convinced it wasn’t right. It seems he was never happy with their recordings...
By the way, I don't know if that eye is the one from the movie. It just reminded me of it.
Oh yeah, you're right. Oops, all the Leigh ladies start to blur together for me. If I had said the "eye from Psycho", then the scavenger hunt feel would have been lost .
I have the album and am ashamed to admit to only listening to it once or twice. Maybe I need to give it another try.