March 21, 2009

Indigo Girls - 1200 Curfews

Band/artist - Indigo Girls
Genre(s) - Folk rock
Origin - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Album - 1200 Curfews
Year of release - 1995

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are two awesome women, deeply
entrenched in the Queer movement, the American Indian struggle for self-determination, and environmental activism. By the name of Indigo Girls they make awesome folk rock, in which these themes often recur, as well as frequent references to the Old Testament and more regular, romantic topics. This is a live album, of course, so it has a nice cross-section of their songs and sounds all the more dynamic. A backing band wielding drums, bass and electric guitar is present for that extra schwung. Some of their best songs are characterised by that sense of urgency that graces a lot of political folk. The most suitable example is the lyrically and musically intense This Train Revised, which is a MUST-listen even if you weren't planning on taking the album - so get it here. Such monumental interplay between vocals, electric guitar and drums, such powerful singing, such profound subject matter - a highlight on a release that knows no low points.

Disc 1 - Load it down (64.78 MB)
  1. Joking
  2. Least complicated
  3. Thin line
  4. River
  5. Stranger fire
  6. Power of two
  7. Pushing the needle too far
  8. Virginia Woolf
  9. Jonas and Ezekial
  10. Tangled up in blue
  11. World falls
  12. Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
  13. Ghost
  14. Dead man's hill
Disc 2 - Load it down (76.09 MB)
  1. I don't wanna know
  2. Galileo
  3. Down by the river
  4. Love's recovery
  5. Land of Canaan
  6. Mystery
  7. This train revised
  8. Back together again
  9. Language of the kiss
  10. Chickenman
  11. Midnight train to Georgia
  12. Closer to fine
  13. Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
  14. Data

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