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Amy Winehouse
Shipwreckjoey
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-06-06 8:37 pm   Permalink

It's been a long time since a singer has captured my attention (and heart) like Amy Winehouse. Her music, looks, attitude and demeanor just reeled me in. I've watched her MTV Film Awards performance 3 times! Lets face it...I'm a sucker for a sultry, dangerous, distracted songstress "with issues". My favorites past & present include - Exene, Lydia Lunch, Wendy O. Williams, Sinead O'Connor, Nico, Marianne Faithful, Patti Smith, Bjork & Ursula Dudziak. I don't remember who coined the phrase- "She's a crumbling beauty", but most of my fave female artists (now or later) seem to fall into that catagory..."I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille"

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Bincho
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Joined: Sep 02, 2006
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From: Novato, CA
Posted: 2007-06-06 9:00 pm   Permalink

Wendy O. Williams & the Plasmatics-- I used to see her in downtown NYC when I was 15! Good stuff!

I suggest you check out..............PEACHES!


 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2007-06-06 10:56 pm   Permalink

I agree. I really like her last album. I can't stop listening to it while taking the metro to work.
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1278
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2007-06-07 1:05 pm   Permalink

A lovely singer is Amy but I think big thanks should go to her record producer who made her sound so distinctive. My favorite female singer has to be Poly Styrene from X-ray Spex so soulful

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Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2007-06-07 8:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-06-07 13:05, atomictonytiki wrote: My favorite female singer has to be Poly Styrene


The X-Ray Spex connection made me think of another band I liked from that era with female singer Fay Fife
http://www.rezillos.com/. Who can forget songs like: "Flying Saucer Attack" and "Someone's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight".

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TikiLaLe
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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
Posts: 891
From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2007-07-08 6:04 pm   Permalink

13 year old of Canada sings Ella Fitzgerald songs !!!! Kid just sang on a album with Diani Kroll Sherly Crow and all female cast...just soldout this past weekends Montreal Jazz Festival. Awesome kid...Love AMY 2 just needs get back to her weight she had on her last CD !!!
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2007-07-09 11:22 pm   Permalink

I too was wowed by Miss Winehouse's music. Pretty neat soul (I guess) that isn't imitative or just nonsensical vocal theatrics. The album has a summer in the city kinda sound remindin' me of bright hot concrete, cool humid parks, and all the windows open through the short warm night.

I saw the Rehab video on MTV (yes, they still play videos between 2-6 AM) and was impressed by her look in that she isn't a standard cookie cutter kinda popster. She seems to have a real person kinda body which is nice to see in this day when a "band" finds a new member via a reality TV show to see which gal looks and movess the most like a stripper.

(And yep, it's pretty danged stupid to be discussin' an artist's looks, but hell, I'm a 21st century American. It's what we do.)
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stuff-o-rama
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
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From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2007-07-11 11:42 pm   Permalink

I love Ms Winehouse. What really sold me was getting to see her live and knowing her voice wasn't some pro tools trickery... She reminds me a bit of Dinah Washington vocally... especially on "Me and Mr. Jones" which is my current favorite song right now...

Here's a link to download a
live concert in Amsterdam from April. Shhhhhhhh, it's a secret!



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HelveTiki
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Joined: Sep 23, 2010
Posts: 137
From: a tiny little Island in Switzerland
Posted: 2011-07-24 01:34 am   Permalink

R.I.P. Amy

 
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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2011-07-24 11:17 am   Permalink

I always find it sad to find a liquor store close up like this. I'm not much of a wine drinker so the loss is less for me. But most of my friends and family are huge wine aficionados so I know they will be upset at the news.

 
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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2011-07-24 11:18 am   Permalink

Wait?

What?

Winehouse is a person?

Are you sure?

OK.......

Never mind my previous post. Apparently the rock I live under was interfering with the news.

So sad. I guess.
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scispy
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
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From: LA/Texas
Posted: 2011-07-28 1:21 pm   Permalink

Im' gutted.....I've been crying ever since I found out. No one like the Camden Queen....

 
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