Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nude nerves

This appears to be an appearance on a television show in France during Cat Power's one European tour with the original lineup of Chan Marshall, Steve Shelley on drums, and Tim Foljahn on second guitar. Chan's beloved Silvertone guitar was held up in customs somehow so she had to borrow a guitar, and this Flying V was the closest to the twang of the Silvertone that her European friends could dig up. Chan seems a bit tentative at the start of the song, standing in a bright spotlight with an unfamiliar guitar in her hand. By the end of the song she's totally into it, and even if you don't know what the song is about (and nobody knew for over ten years, early Chan was cryptic to a fare-thee-well), you've been on an emotional journey.

Cat Power, "Nude as the News", off the album What would the Community Think.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin

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