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Exene Cervenka


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative country

Status:

Most recent release, The Excitement of Maybe (2011)

See also:

Exene Cervenka's site

Wikipedia's entry on Exene Cervenka

The Ectophiles' Guide's entry for her previous band, X

Ecene Cervenka has also been part of the bands Auntie Christ and Original Sinners

Comparisons:

Not sure if anyone does what she does

Covers/own material:

Own and occasional covers

General comments:

Exene Cervenka's solo stuff seems country-oriented, though her voice is a lot rougher and the songs more alternative than most country music I know of. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

We seem to still be listening to Old Wives' Tales

Recordings:

  • Old Wives' Tales (1989)
  • Running Sacred (1990)
  • Surface To Air Serpents (1996)
  • Somewhere Gone (2009)
  • The Excitement of Maybe (2011)

Old Wives' Tales

Release info:

1989—Rhino Records—R2 70913

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for those who like countryish music

Group members:

Exene Cervenka

Comments:

Lyrics are dark (no surprise). (vickie@enteract.com)

I only listen to this occasionally because country music doesn't appeal to me that much even though I find Exene's rough voice and delivery appealing. (Neile)

I think I like it now more than ever. Of course I love her in everything she touches, from X to her guest spot on the Old '97s track "4 leaf clover." (mlowry@startext.com)


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