Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Closest to alternative on our list, maybe also folk. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Most recent release, This Mortal Lust, 2002
Liz Phair, Uncle Bonsai, various Women's Music artists. (email@example.com)
See album comments; This Mortal Lust is the only album of hers I have heard. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
This Mortal Lust is the first we've heard
See Melinda Gidaly's site for availability
Upper moderate. (email@example.com)
Melinda Gidaly—vocals, guitar
Drew Carr—bass on 2 tracks
Jeff Barkhouse and Melinda Gidaly
Gidaly's specialty, at least on this unplugged album, can best be described as semisoft erotica. The well-written lyrics clearly are about sex, but they never get too explicit, much less raunchy. Some of the songs take an acerbic view of relationships with jerks. It all has much in common with both the early and recent work of Liz Phair, but particularly her Exile in Guyville album. It also has shared qualities with the work of Uncle Bonsai, and many songs in the so-called "women's music" genre (Margie Adam, Holly Near, and many others), albeit from a specifically heterosexual perspective rather than the latter school's lesbian-feminist one.
Thanks to Mitch Pravatiner for his work on this entry
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