Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Call My Words A String Of Pearls

I had this song stuck in my head all morning so I thought it was best to just share it and get it out into the world.

Syd Straw worked solo, but may be best known for her work with the Golden Palaminos, and appearances on "The Adventures of Pete & Pete." From what I understand, she came from that same '80's Athens, GA scene that started with the B-52s and also brought us the Indigo Girls and REM.

She has a limber voice with a supple twang and I'm happy to own two of her CDs. I think my favorite tune of hers is this one, a duet with Michael Stipe from her first solo CD, "Surprise". I actually first discovered it on "The Edge of Rock," wich was a K-Tel-style compliation I picked up in High School also featuring Camper Van Beethoven, Lucinda Williams, Dinosaur Jr. and other early 90s acts.

Check out "Future Forties (String of Pearls)"

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure how much time Syd spent in Athens, though you may be right. Her initial involvement in the record biz was via Anton Fier's Golden Palominos, which I assume is where she met Michael Stipe, since he was briefly involved in the same project.

    Her latest CD, Pink Velour, is definitely worth a listen, although my favorite remains War & Peace.