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Sat Dec 15, 2018, 05:59 PM

chris whitley - poison girl (studio - 1992) one for my man Glam ...

Ever heard this one? The National guitar on your last vid reminded of me of this track. They don't show one in the Vid, but the song features some sweet National playing ...

This whole record 'Living With The Law' was a damn masterpiece. If you've never heard it, you must. But you probably have

This is a killer, killer song ... And I've always suspected it's actually about something OTHER ... than an actual girl ...

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Reply chris whitley - poison girl (studio - 1992) one for my man Glam ... (Original post)
mr_lebowski Dec 2018 OP
Glamrock Dec 2018 #1
mr_lebowski Dec 2018 #2
Glamrock Dec 2018 #3
mr_lebowski Dec 2018 #4
mr_lebowski Dec 2018 #5
pwb Dec 2018 #6

Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 06:06 PM

1. Dig it!

You n Polack Msgt turn me onto so much good shit! I appreciate you both sooooo much! I was diving deep into the Crowe's at this point. Which was introducing me to the Pie, the Faces, Free, Leon, non radio Stones, etc. Totally missed this thanks man! You are theeeee shit!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 06:10 PM

2. Back atcha brotha ... Whitley KINDA reminds me a little bit of ... someone ... lol ...

You should hear that album. I'm sure you've heard the hit from it 'Big Sky Country' ... ring a bell? It's all good though. Tons of great National guitar by Chris, great songs, excellent Daniel Lanois-style production ... it'll be up your alley, trust me

Sadly, he passed from lung cancer I believe about 10 years ago ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 06:15 PM

3. Yeah man

I thought he had my ugly good looks at first sight. LOL!

I'll have to do some digging.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 06:32 PM

4. I've only heard his debut, Living With The Law ... and it's killer ...

One of the 'soundtrack to my life' albums when it came out, I played it constantly.

Not only is Poison Girl a great rocker, but the lyrics are just awesome. Is it about a prostitute, like it first sounds? Or is it about copping heroin? You can't tell, could be either, works both ways. I love that in a song ... check it ...

moonlight over the alley
baby where I come from
there's a poison girl
a poison girl

sister do medicine business
three dollar down for the gun
she's a poison girl
a poison girl

i'll be waiting uptown
while she gone underground for a ride
i'll be waiting uptown
while she passes some trick on the side

well i'm sitting here burning my money
worth nothing if only to score
with some poison girl
a poison girl

there's a place that I know
anybody can go for a price
there's a place that I know
you'll be putting your soul
up on ice ...

well now mama said
"son what's your hurry?"
but mama don't know what I done
for the poison girl
the poison girl

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 08:04 PM

5. Hey, we may not be pretty anymore, but we're still sexy ...

We can't help our bad selves ... us rock & roll singers were just born this way ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 08:48 PM

6. Nice sound, thanks.

Sorry to read he is gone.

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