Zuzu's Petals Remembered

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I found Zuzu's "When No One's Looking" at Sam the record man for 49 cents. She's Paul Westerberg's wife, you know. Anyone else love this much-unknown album (not even a review on AMG)?

Chuck Tatum (Chuck Tatum), Thursday, 13 November 2003 16:50 (twenty years ago) link

Never heard of that Westerberg connection before! I think I have the album around somewhere but god knows when I heard it last...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 13 November 2003 16:52 (twenty years ago) link

Laurie Lindeen, the main singer, is PW's wife...

Chuck Tatum (Chuck Tatum), Thursday, 13 November 2003 16:53 (twenty years ago) link

I used to have a major crush on their drummer.....who is Steve Wynn's girlfriend (or is she his wife?)

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 13 November 2003 16:54 (twenty years ago) link

Laurie Lindeen made a solo ep a couple of years ago, with Westerberg as an uncredited player along with members of Semisonic. The name of that drummer, who inspired many crushes, is Linda Pitman. Five years ago or so, Lindeen was working on a novel, which I gather remains unfinished or at least unpublished.

dylan (dylan), Thursday, 13 November 2003 22:33 (twenty years ago) link

I think I've still got the albums knocking around if anyone wants 'em for free...thought not.
Zuzu's drummer = hot.

udu wudu (udu wudu), Friday, 14 November 2003 01:58 (twenty years ago) link


Linda's on the far right, I believe.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 14 November 2003 03:15 (twenty years ago) link



Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 14 November 2003 03:17 (twenty years ago) link

And yes that's Linda on the right.

dylan (dylan), Friday, 14 November 2003 03:48 (twenty years ago) link

...and she's a hottie.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 14 November 2003 03:53 (twenty years ago) link

Oh gosh darn it. I had such a thing for "White Trash Love" way back when. I think I was about 16 when that album was released. I just played myself a wee sound sample of it...how did I forget about this album?? Oh yeah, I had all my music stolen 6 years ago and never was quite able to replace everything.

Thanks for reminding me!!!

cybele (cybele), Friday, 14 November 2003 05:11 (twenty years ago) link

five years pass...



Telephone thing, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 22:08 (fifteen years ago) link

i sorta wanted to read her book about zuzu's petals.

straight up, you're payin' jacks just to hear me phase (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 10 March 2009 22:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Great. Lots of great stuff back there in Minneapolis if you care to take the time.

u s steel, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 22:18 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

Laurie Lindeen, Zuzu's singer, passed away this week at 62, not an age for that.

Obit: https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2024/07/02/zuzus-petals-frontwoman-laurie-lindeen-has-died
Here's a great essay she wrote for NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/opinion/sunday/johnny-goes-to-college.html

Zuzu's first record, When No One's Looking, was one of my favourite records of the 90s, and somewhat a refuge for me as a teenager, who wanted to love grunge like my friends but never really glommed to the glum masculinity or the abrasiveness. It's a great debut to a career that went in other directions.







Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 3 July 2024 10:47 (one week ago) link

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