Saturday, August 06, 2011

Holey Cat

"Fate of the Human Carbine", off the 1996 album What would the Community Think by the band Cat Power with its original lineup. Steve Shelley is notably absent, though Tim Foljahn's guitar definitely comes in strong at the end. This is a cover of a song by Peter Jefferies. The original version was almost a chant / drone. Chan brings angst and drama to the song.

After this album was released, Chan retired from the music industry to shack up with Bill Callahan, yesterday's musician, in a house in the country. She proclaimed she wanted to have his babies. She drove him nuts with her neurotic behavior, and he went touring instead. She got bored sitting around the house alone, and went off and recorded another album instead. They never did manage to make it back to that house, though they each released musical serenades to each other that seem to indicate that there were no hard feelings involved, just an acknowledgement that it just didn't work.

- Badtux the Music Penguin

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