Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Red headed bells

Neko Case, "Deep Red Bells", off her 2002 album Blacklisted.

Some things you probably don't know about Neko Case:

  1. She got her start playing drums in the early/mid 1990's for various punk-pop bands in the Vancouver BC area while a college student.
  2. Her natural hair color is black, as you can see if you dig up videos of her playing drums in those bands.
  3. She loves old Detroit cars from the 1960's.
  4. She's (probably) not gay.
  5. And she just tweeted that of course as a lover of Detroit she loves Ted Nugent. Sigh. Nobody's perfect, I guess :).
-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. I dunno, Tux. Can't come up with a mid 90's pic, but this really looks like a real redhead to me.


    Maybe in those punk days she colored it black?


  2. Nope, she's said in an interview that black is her natural hair color, she just finds it boring so she colors it red.

    Just for that, I'll post a song from her pop-punk days. She'll be the black-haired drummer in the back who is *not* singing -- what a waste, the singer of this band sucks.

  3. Natural redhead?
    Nope. My hair is naturally Ukrainian brown, which is a sort of graphite color. Light can neither enter nor leave.


    I guess I'll have to take her at her word. Very few non-natural redheads can pull off a convincing look, and she does - in spades.

    Oh, well . . .

  4. I think it's because she's naturally pale, like the Black Irish. It's the skin color that allows her to pull off the redhead look.


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