What Would The Community Think

£ 15.99


Repressed on vinyl. Chan Marshall's second album under the name Cat Power, finds the North Carolinian at lo-fi maverick Doug Easley's Memphis studio, her soft, engagingly shy voice and delicate acoustic guitar supported by Easley's pedal steel and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley's percussion.

Though Easley and Shelley are better known for working with much louder, noisier artists than Marshall, they never overpower her sensitive but sturdy material. sounding more self-assured than she did on her debut, 1995's 'Dear Sir', Marshall invests more passion and fire in songs like the foreboding 'Water and Air' and the obsessive, feedback and piano-laced title track than one expects to find in the slacker-friendly lo-fi genre. Elsewhere, the delicate 'King Rides By' is an unvarnished love song that packs an equally powerful emotional wallop.

This is an outstanding, underrated album.

In This Hole
Good Clean Fun
What Would The Community Think
Nude As The News
They Tell Me
Taking People
Fate Of The Human Carbine
King Rides By
Water & Air
The Coat Is Always On
Format: LP
Label: Matador
Catalogue numbers: OLE 202-0

Phonographic Copyright (p)-Matador Records (2)
Copyright (c)-Matador Records (2)
Published By-Dreading Futures
Published By-Doorman Music
Published By-Peter Jefferies
Published By-Your/My Music
Recorded At-Easley McCain Recording

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-7 44861 02020 2
Matrix / Runout-OLE-2020 B626726-01 A1 HL
Matrix / Runout-OLE-2020 B626726-01 B1 HL
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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