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Song Name: Army Brat Acoustic
Date: 2013-01-28 02:26:55
Reviewer: Red Forrest


2.  Review: Your Music...your Songs..that is so Superb, that is all what i can say..
Song Name: Baby Please Come Home
Date: 2012-02-21 05:56:44
Reviewer: hofsteen and friends


3.  Review: That is live...a really great song with fun,rythmn and a beautiful Vocal!
Song Name: Army Brat Acoustic
Date: 2012-02-21 05:52:27
Reviewer: hofsteen and friends

 
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Rebecca Pidgeon Bad Poetry It’s not an about-face from last year’s acclaimed Blue Dress On, but Rebecca Pidgeon’s new album Bad Poetry veers decidedly into a harder, edgier sound—though not at all without the atmospheric beauty that has marked all her recordings.                 “I wanted it to be more of a hardcore record,” says the British singer-songwriter. “I wanted to let my hair down and be more rock—more nasty in the sound instead of gentle. But I still wanted it to be beautiful.”                 To this end, Pidgeon turned over full production duties to her veteran guitarist Tim Young, with whom she co-produced Blue Dress On and co-wrote Bad Poetry’s arresting track “Below Zero.”                 “He’s a brilliant musician, and had good ideas,” she says, noting that Young also understood the many references that would eventually make up Bad Poetry—beginning with the title.                 “I was influenced on this record by William S. Burroughs,” she says. “I started reading Junkie, and was struck by the beauty of it—the way he writes like a beautiful, immoral criminal. And I was fascinated by that world—which was completely unknown to me, obviously! Then I read The Yage Letters and Naked Lunch—which is kind of rough, poetry-inspired. I worked with David Batteau, with whom I’ve worked for years, and we were both fascinated by the underworld of Burroughs.”                 Both the Bad Poetry album title and title track derive from a reference to a famous Life Magazine article about the Beats.                 “I think the title track describes the record, as it is about the dark places that people get into,” she notes. The song “Bad Poetry,” she adds, reflects Burroughs’ “overtones of life being out of control and swallowed up by lust and immorality.” Likewise, “Freaks and Hustlers,” which she co-wrote with Batteau, was inspired by The Yage Letters, “which is more like a diary than the ‘cut-up’ writing style that he did later.”                 But Pidgeon drew inspiration from other sources as well. A fan of dance, she cites Wim Wenders’ 2011 documentary Pina, about choreographer Pina Bausch, and especially the soundtrack by composer Jun Miyake, whose music influenced “Bad Poetry.” A documentary about Marianne Faithfull led to “Do No More,” and “Love is Cocaine” was fueled by film director Fritz Lang’s German expressionist classic Dr. Mabuse in its depiction of “a desperate kind of addiction to this evil guy and what he does.”                 Other musical influences came from the recordings of artists that Pidgeon and her band listened to on the road, namely P.J. Harvey, Neil Young, and the Grateful Dead among others. Tindersticks was influential in relation to her Bad Poetry track “You Blind Me” in particular.                 “Their song ‘My Sister’ has a sublime, beautiful backing track, but the story it tells is so macabre, about his sister and all of the dreadful things that happen to her—but with this sublime music going on in the background,” explains Pidgeon. “I guess I was influenced by that, and I wanted to have a lovely, happy, pop, up kind of feel—something fun and with a hysterical lyric.”                 On “City of Mysteries,” which stemmed from Pidgeon’s dream about her hometown Los Angeles, Young nodded to Dark Side of the Moon in employing surreal sequencer and slide guitar. “But basically, we went with live performances in the studio as a rock band,” she says.                 As for her writing, “I approached things a little differently: Sometimes I’d start with a drum loop, but mostly I wrote on an electric guitar to change the tenor of the record, since I usually write on acoustic guitar.”                 And she recorded Bad Poetry more quickly than normal, as well.                 “I did it on purpose,” she explains. “I wanted to keep the ball rolling, which is difficult to do in this climate in terms of getting music out. So I had to make it happen, and saw that I had a collection of songs after doing a lot of touring and writing on the road and working together with Tim, David Batteau and the band. We used Husky Hoskulds as engineer at his GroundLift Studios, and we were all very productive and able to work together fast.”                 With her core band of Young, bassist Jon Ossman and drummer Danny Frankel—and vocal and instrumental contributions from Batteau—Pidgeon often stayed with the demo vocal tracks.                 “There’s an immediacy about performing something just once, live, that has lovely emotion to it, and I wanted this record to be more emotional,” she says.                 With Bad Poetry, Rebecca Pidgeon continues the recent focus on the music side of her career, which began in the late 1980s/early ‘90s’ with English indie folk rock/pop band Ruby Blue. She left that group in 1990, to further a solo career and pursue an acting career in the United States.                 Her solo recording career commenced in 1994 with the release of her solo debut album The Raven. But in 2012, with her sixth solo effort Slingshot, she realized a creative breakthrough. “I reached a point where I felt I had to take my singing more seriously and really make a 100% commitment to it, instead of saying this is something I do that’s not acting,” Pidgeon, said at the time. “I finally said to myself, ‘I am a singer.’”                 Blue Dress On, which followed, took a different tack. “It sounds a bit more live, like a band,” she said, “more electric and rough around the edges.” But she also noted that she is always creating and thinking about the next record, hence, the rapid return to the studio for Bad Poetry.                 “I really had so much fun making this record,” she says. “I felt I had the freedom to work on songs that explored a kind of darkness that I hadn’t wrestled with before. Also, I got to rock out on it, and got some great musicians to come and play. Kaveh Rastegar came in and played bass on “Freaks and Hustlers”, and Louis Cole from the band “Knower” played drums on the same track. Eric Heywood, played pedal steel on ‘You Haven’t Lived,’ Larry Goldings, who I’d worked with before on my record “Tough On Crime”, played Hammond B-3 on ‘Do No More,’ and Dave Palmer played the synths on ‘City of Mysteries. All the musicians on this record I hugely admire, and I felt very lucky to be working with them.”           Media Contact: TMA/ Tracey Miller/609-383-2323/ tracey@tmapublicity.com

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An Evening with Rebecca Pidgeon

April 18th LIVE FROM HOME BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES AN EVENING WITH REBECCA PIDGEON All Proceeds Benefit Housing Works Acoustic Performance with Q&A led by Writer/Director/Actress Clara Mamet $15 – Starts at 8PM Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby Street NYC 10012


New videos of Rebecca playing LIVE at the BING Lounge!

New videos are posted up of Rebecca playing LIVE at the legendary BING lounge at 101.9 KINK FM! See them at: http://rebeccapidgeonmusic.com/videos


Rebecca Pidgeon new tourdates and Slingshot release on Decca!

Rebecca Pidgeon has new tour dates and the new album is to be released on Decca Records! Read the Rebecca Pidgeon February official newsletter for more info: http://rebeccapidgeon.com/rpnewsletterfeb2012-rock wood/rpnewsletter.html


New interview with Rebecca Pidgeon on 104.7 The Point FM!

Here is a new interview and acoustic performance of Rebecca Pidgeon on 104.7 The Point FM! http://www.pointfm.com/interviews.php


New video for Rebecca Pidgeon’s “Disintegration Man” posted

New video for the song "Disintegration Man" by Rebecca Pidgeon from the upcoming album 'Slingshot' posted! See it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_meXHRRJS8


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2012-04-29 at 23:56:03
beautiful sound, beautiful voice, congratulations
2012-04-17 at 16:16:13
The new album from Rebecca Pidgeon titled “Slingshot” gets rave review in the Associated Press as seen in the Washington Post. Read more at: http://www.washingtonpost .com/entertainment/music/ music-review-rebecca-pidg eon-delivers-a-dark-and-e nchanting-sixth-album/201 2/04/16/gIQAFpfjLT_story. html New album SLINGSHOT now out on Decca Records! http://www.deccarecords.c om/artist/releases/releas e.aspx?pid=64247&aid=9844 8
2012-03-27 at 01:50:44
hello thank you for being our fan it means a lot to us ans we are releasing an album as a debut 70% of the proceeds will go to charity called wateraid unless you donate more than fifteen dollars in which case it all goes to water aid but if you decide to name a higher price and want us to have a little money from what you donate tell us anyway here it is: soapstonetpcastt.bandcamp .com
2012-03-20 at 18:22:36
New video posted of Rebecca Pidgeon playing “Spanish Harlem”! www.youtube.com/watch?v=9 ySJKilHUeI
2012-03-02 at 00:14:35
"Disintegration Man" video now on Vevo. Watch it... share it! https://twitter.com/vevo/ status/175347429921665024
2012-02-21 at 11:49:09
Hello Rebecca, musican greetings to L.A. from berlin,Germany. You have a wonderul Voice, full warm feeling...i love it. With your Music i can dream...very nice! Your new Fan from Germany, Rainer!
2012-02-21 at 05:50:02
Great work, Rebecca! Nice to know you and your music! :^)
2012-02-20 at 17:19:27
NBC San Diego has posted a great video of Rebecca Pidgeon playing live at the Sunset Sessions! Watch it at this link: http://www.nbcsandiego.co m/video/#!/blogs/sounddie go/Rebecca-Pidgeons-Remar kable-Sunset-Sesssions-Se t/139568413
2012-02-15 at 09:16:18
Thanks Rebecca...cheers ....
2012-02-15 at 02:42:44
HELLO,,REBECCA,,,AWESOME SONGS,VOCALS,,,KEEP UP THE GREATNESS,,,YOU ROCK,,,THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP,,,LOVE,PEACE,B LESSINGS,,JIMIECEE,LEAD VOCAL/REMEMBRANCE.
2012-01-22 at 14:51:20
Greetings from Ukraine. We are happy to meet you here, Rebecca! What a gentle and honest music from the bottom of your heart! Have a great 2012 year! Good luck!
2012-01-19 at 00:22:44
Hi Rebecca- just wanted to stop by and say thanks so much for the friendship.I love your voice and the material you're doin.Army Brat is a cool tune and has a bunch of meaning on this end.Keep on Rockin!!!!! 11B Army vet//Panamanian conflict Thanks Again and rock on-k!!!!!! DougP///NinewyreStudios// /NorthernNevada www.NinewyreRocks.com
2012-01-08 at 23:22:52
Wishing you all the best for 2012.
2012-01-04 at 17:15:26
Much thanks for the add Rebecca. Have a wonderful 2012 & Best wishes with your music! Luciano
2012-01-04 at 02:23:29
Marvelous song compositions. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas time and thank you for adding me.
2012-01-03 at 16:13:55
Hi your beautiful enjoy Happy New Year to you and all - From the UK
2012-01-03 at 08:54:38
thanks Rebecca ! happy new years too...Esperia
2012-01-02 at 19:36:16
Greetings and best wishes for a successful year 2012!
2011-12-28 at 16:46:37
Thanks for the support! Respect.
2011-12-28 at 13:37:22
hi .. this is the new video ... I expect a comment http://youtu.be/PN0rLUhbF Js
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