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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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2011-09-14 at 11:48:56
Thx 4 your friendship
2011-09-14 at 05:57:49
Hi Rebecca ! rock on !Esperia....
2011-09-14 at 04:07:17
LOVE the music and love your voice...enchanting!
2011-09-12 at 21:59:58
Live at the Avalon Theatre Friday! http://tinyurl.com/43ulf4 u
2011-09-07 at 15:03:50
Rebecca, how did you come across my page? by the way I was in Cat City when I was living in So Cal. look forward to hearing back from you .. Kent
2011-09-02 at 21:48:21
Merci de nous rejoindre sur UNITED ARTISTS FOR FLORENCE CASSEZ.page de soutien artistique pour Florence cassez injustement emprisonnée depuis le 8 décembre 2005 au Mexique.Nous avons besoin de tous !Florence compte sur vous.UAFFC
2011-09-01 at 11:16:06
REBECCA THANKS FOR BECOMING A FAN!...KEEP ROCKIN'...JEFF.....http:/ /jeffrush.rocks.it
2011-08-30 at 15:11:06
Thank you REBECCA: It's great to have you as a friend. My memoir, TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is now at Barnes and Noble. It includes details of my birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School,US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination. http://www.barnesandnoble .com/w/to-live-or-maybe-n ot-gary-Revel/1007336621
2011-08-29 at 18:42:38
Listening to you, I'm 14 again... You weren't born ! All the best Jean
2011-08-28 at 06:18:49
Greetings & all the very best to you from your friendly piano wizard ~ just me, David
2011-08-24 at 06:54:42
Rebecca, you're such a great singer!!!!
2011-08-23 at 20:59:58
Hello Rebecca. Thank you for becoming a fan of mine! I'll be updating my websites soon with my latest productions. I'm currently recording the soundtrack for an upcoming film in Indiana!
2011-08-23 at 15:03:08
Kind regards from Münster in Germany.Have a nice day..... ;-)
2011-08-23 at 01:51:29
HELLO DEAR FRIEND. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.
2011-08-21 at 13:25:10
Great voice, wonderful song concepts
2011-08-21 at 01:08:05
My day at Farm Aid.... http://www.huffingtonpost .com/rebecca-pidgeon/my-d ay-at-farm-aid_b_927489.h tml
2011-08-16 at 18:32:18
Hi Rebecca - thanks for your interest. Your voice is sweet and clear, very lovely. Good luck with your music!
2011-08-10 at 22:01:49
Hi Rebecca. Greetings from a peaceful part of the UK (at least tonight!). Lovely to meet you. Gorgeous songs.
2011-08-02 at 17:39:01
Much success and love to you! Have a great time here on IMRadio! Much Love Ros *_*
2011-08-02 at 05:49:36
I'm lovin it here. Awesome tunes my friends!!! Great sound AND original sound. Can't wait for more :) Army Brat is 2 kool :)
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