Thursday, November 11, 2010
Where The Hell Is That Girl Called Eddy?
Sometime in 2004, a record came in the mail by A Girl Called Eddy. I don't remember what it was that made me listen. I wasn't a fan of its producer Richard Hawley, and nothing else, not band members or song selection--you know, a cover or two that may pique my curiousity--particularly motivated me. But I listened and it became a bit of a mini-classic for me.
Eddy, born Erin Moran (not that one), along with Hawley and his lush production, delivered an Aimee Mann meets Phil Spector selection of melancholy pop tunes, each made to feel like its own movie, thanks to Moran's emotional vocal performances.
So what happened? I vaguely remember a bit of a buzz at the time and that was that.
This was the first single, "Tears All Over T0wn."
This is the gorgeous album closer, "Golden."
These are two wonderful, non-lp covers, Lennon's "Julia" and Elvis Costello's "Baby Plays Around."
If you're reading Erin, hope all is well. There's a rumor going around that you're working on the follow-up to "A Girl Called Eddy." Come on! We're not getting any younger.