Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mary Weiss

Now here is a record getting a ton of hype. I think there are a few reasons for that:

1. Mary's original success was with the Shangri-Las, an amazing group that sputtered out before they had a chance to get even more interesting, and they could have

2. It's a "comeback" story. She hasn't recorded new material since 1965 for god's sake

3. Her story is interesting.

Its one of those things...the record doesn't have to be amazing (it isn't) but it is very, very good. It sounds like a natural progression, no pandering, no ignoring the past.

Have you heard any of it?

Mary Weiss from Dangerous Game:
Nobody Knows (But I Do)
I Just Missed You
Tell Me What You Want Me To Do