lifeblood: listlogs: 1999v01n149-news


ig-news-digest       friday, september 10 1999       volume 02 : number 149


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] ig: review in rolling stone of cons  [marion_o'sullivan@health.i]
  [ig-news] peace tonight on kfog (ca)   [jennifer belton <jenindgo@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] the bio's been updated on the epic site  ["lane, tara e." <telan]
  [ig-news] re: uga tickets       [michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>]
  [ig-news] shades re-offer             ["lane, tara e." <telane@trigon.com>]
  [ig-news] gotta love da rs    [that loud girl <strange_fire66@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] forever dusty! update...                         [rebrad@aol.com]
  [ig-news] official bio from epic site     [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]


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date: thu, 9 sep 1999 10:20:53 +0100
from: marion_o'sullivan@health.irlgov.ie
subject: [ig-news] ig: review in rolling stone of cons


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]


by now you've probably made up your mind about indigo girls'
folky harmonies, ambitious lyrics and underachiever
arrangements. time to reconsider. for years, amy ray and emily
saliers have been making incremental improvements on a timid
recorded sound that has rarely captured their onstage charisma.
their seventh studio album hits a career peak by simplifying
the purple poetry into far more effective emotional reds and
blues while bolstering the duo's acoustic strum. using an
english backing ensemble, sinead o'connor collaborator john
reynolds as co-producer and guest stars ranging from the
band's rick danko and garth hudson to me'shell ndegeocello and
wailer natacha atlas, the girls rock out without abandoning
their spiritual roots. the grinding guitars of "go" and
"compromise" suggest the breeders, while "peace tonight" brings
the perfect pop tune that has eluded the indigo girls for a
decade. this is the culmination of everything warm and mighty
about the lilith fair aesthetic - without the sunburn. (rs822)


                              barry walters

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date: thu, 9 sep 1999 11:20:26 edt
from: jennifer belton <jenindgo@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] peace tonight on kfog (ca)


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]


kfog-104.5 & 97.7, in the greater sf bay area will be playing "peace tonight"
throughout the day today (new releases thursday)!  they're accessible thru
the web as well, for all you who can't listen via the radio.  just heard it
at 7:30...finally!  yeay!!!!  jennifer

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date: thu, 9 sep 1999 11:22:11 -0400
from: "lane, tara e." <telane@trigon.com>
subject: [ig-news] the bio's been updated on the epic site


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

http://www.epicrecords.com/epiccenter/indigogirls/artistbio.qry

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date: thu, 9 sep 1999 08:36:09 -0400
from: michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: uga tickets


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

i am thinking that it will difficult for non students to buy tickets to this
event.
>>>>


hkf's,


uga tickets will be sold thru tm as well apparently.  check the tm site to
see the rather humorous 10/22 uga show that will be on sale 9/18.  it says
"small venue" and "atlanta, ga".  excuisme?  i guess they are close enough,
even though i'm not sure if they can be anymore vague with "small venue".


and also, in the discography section of the official site, you can see cons
there with the actual album cover.  this is the same picture from the launch
site which shows a much more dominating picture of the girl, in the sense
that she takes up most of the space of the cover.


a+e=ig


mcunningham5@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~mcunningham5/indigotour.html
"i thank the lord, for the people i have found..."

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date: thu, 9 sep 1999 16:03:05 -0400
from: "lane, tara e." <telane@trigon.com>
subject: [ig-news] shades re-offer


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

i'm down to a trickle on bootlegs, so since many of you have asked for a
re-post of this, here it is.  please throw in a dollar for the artwork if
you can afford it.  it's an exact duplicate of the original art and includes
a disc label.  if you can't, no biggie, you'll still get your disc, artwork
and all.  :)  i don't mind if ya'll forward this to your friends and such,
because cdrs of this are on ebay all the time, and it ticks me off.


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hey... you know what?  what the hell... i'm insane, and so i'll do this, if
people are patient.  i'll get to everyone eventually... right?  um - send me
a cdr and a sase, and a note with "shades of indigo" on it, and i'll make
you a copy.  digital no less.  epic gave these away free to radio, back in
the day.  you'll have to print out, sign, and mail me the following, along
with your request.  it's a new policy i'm implementing on digital stuff,
because i'm sick to death of people making money on stuff i'd give you
free...


i hereby promise not to copy, duplicate, distribute, or sell digital copies
nor will i make any digital bootleg offers of the indigo girls epic promo
cd, "shades of indigo".  i will refer all inquiries for digital copies to
the person who supplied my disc, in this case, to tara lane at
tara8595@yahoo.com.  i solemnly swear i will never attempt to profit from
owning this cd.


signed__________________________________________


print name_______________________________________


email___________________________________________


date_________________________________


send this signed and dated statement, a cdr (not a cdrw) and a sase to me
at:


tara lane
po box 11305
richmond, va  23230


requests without this signed statement will be returned to sender.  sorry to
be a hardass, but anyone loyal to ig should understand.


later gators,


tara


"if you profit from bootlegging, you're going to hell." - me

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date: thu, 9 sep 1999 14:43:13 gmt
from: that loud girl <strange_fire66@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] gotta love da rs


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org and follows on from the
previous message containing the rolling stone review...]


re: the rolling stone review


you neglected to mention that they used the wrong name for the album in the
review...come on new school


as in, yo-yo-yo, y'all


or that there is an oddly fuzzy li'l picture of the girls on the page with
the review


or that they gave it 3 1/2 stars.


shel


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date: thu, 9 sep 1999 08:38:01 edt
from: rebrad@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] forever dusty! update...


nope, anna, seems you're the first to break the z news.  here's some other
news...


forever dusty!  homage to an icon
a tribute to dusty springfield
featuring 16 top female artists


out: october 24 (via ladyslipper.org and amazon.com, etc...pre-order via
ladyslipper)


1. the laura love band channels dusty to a d with their soul-filled ode to
son of a preacher man (featuring barbara lamb's scorching fiddle filling in
perfectly for the memphis horns)!

2. indigo girls travel back to simplicity and harmony (and you've never heard
amy sing so high!) with a classic early '50s style recording (all to one mic)
of the anti-war traditional broken blossoms!

3. the butchies (featuring kaia wilson and melissa york formerly of team
dresch) turn up the dbs on what's it gonna be-produced by indie rock legend
chris stamey!

4. jill sobule's shimmering version of just a little lovin' features tasty
live production from james mastro with real horns, strings (arranged by jane
scarpantoni), and backing singers!

5. zrazy (maria walsh and carole nelson) are from dublin and are usually
known for their sexy techno...here on how can i be sure they strip down to the
sultry basics!

6. gail ann dorsey, david bowie's bass player, cuts a powerful losing you, on
which she plays almost everything (tom camp's on piano)!

7. marti jones, christened the next dusty by every music critic on her
mid-'80s major label debut, does her first dusty cover-you don't have to say
you love me-and does it right!  don dixon produces marti's version of dusty's
biggest us hit!

8. michelle malone duets with her mother karyn malone folmar, a former lounge
singer who used to take baby michelle with her to gigs, on the luscious the
look of love!

9. vicki randle, percussionist/vocalist with kevin eubanks' tonight show with
jay leno band, does a reggae version of wishin' & hopin' on which she played
everything!

10. sonia of disappear fear rocks out with a beautiful pop sound on the
bacharach classic, i just don't know what to do with myself!

11. jennifer kimball, joined by guitar great duke levine and some of boston's
best artists, makes chained to a memory truly memorable!

12. cath carroll, underground artist, journalist, mapplethorpe model and
obsession of the band unrest, creates a beautiful, dark look at there is no
easy way down (with robbie fulks' drummer)!

13. ana egge, one of the rising lone stars of texas (austin) spent the last
year touring with shawn colvin and iris dement, writing songs and recording
records on her own grace records imprint-and she's still in her early 20s!  
ana's super sultry drawl will have you crawling on this rich brotherton
(robert earl keen band) produced breakfast in bed!

14. lord douglas phillips, the austin supertrio (featuring terri lord and
darcee douglas, formerly with sincola and gretchen phillips, formerly with
two nice girls, girls in the nose, etc.), present their first commercial
recording, a musical verité version of the wise and knowing track yesterday
when i was young!

15. sara lee, legendary bass player for gang of four, b-52s, indigo girls,
and ani difranco, presents the huge hit, i only want to be with you.  this is
sara's first-ever commercially available recording where she is front and
center on lead vocals-and she's wonderful!

16. mrs. fun, notorious for their milwaukee-based acid jazz, are joined by
famed vocalist janet planet for a sophisticated and stimulating rendition of
the windmills of your mind!

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date: fri, 10 sep 1999 10:46:16 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] official bio from epic site


hi all,


this is long but useful... this is the new bio, taken from the epic
site at http://www.indigogirls.com...


cheers,
sherlyn

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on september 28th, 1999, the indigo girls mark the first decade of their
unique major-label career with the release of their seventh full-length
epic album, come on now social. in songs that stir and soothe, the new
album is an energetic synthesis of serious contemplation and im-passioned
action. come on now social is as bold, reflective, original, brave, funny,
angry, heartbreaking and groundbreaking as the work that made the indigo
girls famous in the first place, when the fresh-out-of-college duo playing
the indie circuit wound up selling two million copies of their debut album
simply by singing it the way they felt it.  in that respect, the
atlanta-based duo of amy ray and emily saliers has not changed.


over a period of ten years of inspiring recordings and an unabashedly
honest point of view, the indigos have created an instantly recognizable
sound and earned a singular place in american music. their music cradles
you in the palm of its hand and then shakes you to your senses, again and
again. they've built a large and loyal following of all ages with live
performances that are as up-close and personal in a stadium as they are in
a small club.


amy and emily have bravely and faithfully committed their voices, time,
and money to the issues that concern them most--among them women's rights,
protection of the environment, the rights of indigenous peoples, gay and
lesbian rights, and gun control--creating a presence and impact outside
con-ventional boundaries of the music world. "the most natural thing in the
world for us is to marry social activism with our music because our music
is so deeply rooted in life issues," says emily.


the title of come on now social is taken from a line in an amy ray song
that doesn't appear on the collection, but it seemed to capture the spirit
of the album. it's an invitation, an exhortation, "a call," and just a
little mysterious. "the title is me, speaking to myself, wanting to be more
of the world, mo re activist and more with others," says amy. it encourages
"the idea that we're all still trying to evolve--to decide what, who and how
we want to be," and it challenges "the idea that, when we're young, the
world wants certain things from us--it prescribes our social acceptability."


amy and emily recorded most of the album with a new set of musicians,
deliberately disrupting their established working patterns to create this
adventurous new album. they recorded with a rich and diverse group including
cellist caroline dale and drummer john reynolds of ghostland, the versatile
irish and english players who backed sinead o'connor on tour in 1997 and
1998. reynolds, a long-time studio mate of o'connor, also co-produced the
new album.


come on now social also features several well-known guests, including joan
osborne, sheryl crow, kate schellenbach of luscious jackson, me'shell
ndegeocello, natacha atlas, garth hudson and rick danko of the band, and
even the evocative voice of amy's grandma, ozilline walker. this diverse
cast of marquee-name characters from around the world became a communal
gathering, often working separately yet bringing together their individual
sounds to create a seamless whole.


as a producer who also happens to be a drummer, reynolds pays particular
attention to the rhythm section. "it was inspiring to me," says emily,
"because i like someone to bring a groove to my songs." he employed drum
loops sampled from their live sessions and beat-box rhythms that lent a
subtle but serious swing to these tunes. reynolds also brought his own
musical eclecticism as a contemporary londoner, incorporating influence
from "sexual healing"-style marvin gaye to middle eastern trance music.  


amy especially related to the celtic background of reynolds and his fellow
musicians, which is directly related to the appalachian music she loves:
"it's just like tapping into a source that's endless." the diverse
experiences of the other players--bas sist clare kenny and accordion player
carol isaacs--similarly influenced the indigos' sound, culminating in an
album that feels redemptive, simultaneously calm and explosive.  "the lyrics
and the music react to one another," says amy.


come on now social had its beginning in the musical bonhomie of the 1998
lilith fair, when the indigo girls jammed with sinead o'connor and her
bandmates. after the tour, john reynolds invited amy and emily to his studio
in london, the ghost rooms. the three of them began to experiment together
and their no-ideas-barred approach to the album took shape. amy and emily
reciprocated by inviting reynolds and company to southern tracks recording
in atlanta, where the bulk of the songs were recorded and all of them mixed.
jerry marotta, with whom the indigo girls had worked on their 1997 album,
shaming of the sun, co-produced one track, the very live-in-the-studio "gone
again," in woodstock, new york.


the standouts and surprises of come on now social are many and diverse. amy's
gripping album opener, "go," is a wake-up call that rocks hard, with stunning
lead guitar, rousing vocals, and a stirring message for iconoclasts of all
ages: "rock is cool but the struggle is better/go go go." emily's "peace
tonight," on the other hand, is irresistible southern swing that features a
funky horn section imported from new orleans. it's "just a feel-good song
about creating peace in your life through gathering with your friends and
loved ones," as emily puts it, that reynolds took "in an al green direction."
"compromise" is punk rock, pure and simple, featuring bassist me'shell
ndegeocello and drummer kate schellenbach.  "andy" is a gentle and sad slice
of country life--a vivid story song about, says emily, "a woman in love with a
farm boy who doesn't love her. it's a tale of unrequited love, of sadness,
reflected in nature and seasonal changes."


"faye tucker" is a story song of a different sort: a dark rumination on the
meaning of the life and death of karla faye tucker, who made national
headlines in 1998 when she became the first woman executed by the state of
texas since the civil war. it's a song about the inhumanity of the death
penalty and "about losing control over our destinies, all of us," says amy.
"faye tucker" carries the album to a stunning climax, with the wordless
chanting vocals of natacha atlas serving as both mournful lament and hopeful
prayer.


the indigo girls were signed to epic records in 1988 and their major label
debut, indigo girls, was released in february 1989. that album went double
platinum and earned amy and emily the 1989 grammy award for best contemporary
folk group. the two had been singing to-gether since high school and had been
friends for many years before that. they never courted the major labels, but
simply struck out on their own, self-releasing their first single in 1985
while they were still students at emory university in atlanta and putting out
their first album, strange fire, two years later.  (epic reissued that
certified gold disc in 1989 with an additional track, the indigos' cover of
the youngbloods' "get together.")


when indigo girls was released, amy told an interviewer: "we never expected to
be on a major label and we're a little nervous about it. we'll more or less
function the way we always have. no matter how many people we play for, it's
always been important to reach each one of them. that isn't going to change."


the indigo girls have kept that promise, touring regularly and often finding
novel ways to reach out to their fans. in 1993, they undertook a "ten-dollar
tour" of small clubs, with all tickets and t-shirts priced at ten bucks. in
1995 and again in 1997, amy and emily embarked on a series of benefit concerts
called the honor the earth tour.  organized on behalf of indigenous
environmental activists, the tour included visits and performances on tribal
reservations from arizona to alaska.


in 1998, a my and emily initiated the suffragette sessions tour: a loose,
left-field amalgamation of female artists that amy described as "a socialist
experiment in rock and roll--no hierarchy, no boundaries." the participants
included gail ann dorsey, lisa germano, lourdes perez, kate schellenbach, jane
siberry, jean smith, josephine wiggs, and thalia zedek. for the third year in
a row, the duo appeared this summer on a series of lilith fair dates around
the us and in canada. their participation in this festival of women's music
has
been particularly meaningful, as emily says, "because we are a part of an
event
that reflects women's growing role and visi-bility in the music business."


the long list of artists with whom indigo girls have shared stages and studios
includes joan baez, jackson browne, budgie (siouxsie & the banshees), shawn
colvin, david crosby, ani difranco, steve earle, lisa germano, the grateful
dead, hothouse flowers, luscious jackson, sarah mclachlan, tom morello (rage
against the machine), me'shell ndegeocello, the neville brothers, bonnie
raitt,
r.e.m., the roches, pete seeger, jane siberry, matthew sweet, violent femmes,
and neil young.


the indigo girls' achievements are impressive.  over the course of the last
ten years, they have sold over seven million albums worldwide--including one
double platinum disc, three platinum, and four gold--and earned six grammy
award nominations. but more impressive than the in-dustry accolades and hefty
sales figures has been the way these two voices can consistently reach out in
the darkness and make a bunch of strangers feel at home, understood, inspired.


come on now social reveals the inner and outer dimensions of a journey that
has
ushered amy and emily into a "bolder than normal," highly provocative album.
love songs and battle cries intertwine with grave social commentary, narrative
and "good fun"--bearing witness to tenacious soul-searching and bringing
forward
an energetic, experiential sound. come on now social beckons us all towards
something new, and rocks us along the way.


09/08/1999 12:27 -by- af

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