I have the "Box Of Bongwater" cd set.. It's great.. They do excellent covers.. They could have been big if they made a whole CD of just covers... I think the FALL and GALAXIE 500 should do that too...
anyway, I know that KRAMER does some production at NOISE Recording Studio in NJ.. but what is ANNE doing.. she put out a solo lp called THE LUV SHOW.. but her best stuff was with BONGWATER...
― Todd, Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Sean, Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Sean-Did you hear that Rhino is supposed to be putting out the
two Jobriath records WITH UNRELEASED TRACKS? I heard he
recorded a whole album before he was dropped. I asked my
friends at Rhino about it and they said there's no definite release
date. Morrissey suggests his listeners buy the record on the
liner notes of his new Best of--hopefully Rhino will be swamped
with requests and they'll have to get it together.
Ann has a new show called Rave Mom. It details her experience
as a 40-something cult figure/sitcom actress taking ecstasy,
hanging out with the kids at LA raves and Burning Man and all
that crap. Also some stuff about her affair with that money
manager who bilked all of his famous clients, Dana Giacchetto.
She did something at an art event here in LA last summer at the
notorious cruising hotel the Coral Sands. It was all about her
attempts to win the part of Eminem's mother in his upcoming
movie. She read from the script, it sounded pretty funny. They
gave the part to Kim Basinger, I think.
She also played Mariah Carey's publicist in Glitter.
And she's appearing this weekend at the El Rey in LA with the
burlesque troupe Velvet Hammer.
I agree, Todd, I don't think she's ever topped her work with
Bongwater. Too bad it ended so badly.
― Arthur, Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Johnathan, Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
My old roommate used to play with Ann Magnuson when she did
that Jobriath medley. I'm meeting up with him today, I should
see if he has a tape of it.
― todd, Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Mark Dixon, Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Bongwater's covers were amazing. Actually, a band The Impossibles did
a cover of their cover of "The Drum" back in the '80s. I thought that
― Elspeth McKee, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
its a shame she isn't doing anything musically right now, but perhaps she did as much as she felt she was able to.
www.annmagnuson.com offers 'the luv show' as her latest cd. has anyone actually heard it? what is it like? i'm thinking how nice it would look next to 'the power of pussy' in my cd collection, and wondering if it is in the same sort of vein as bongwater.
i wonder if anyone will reply, or if this thread will disappear for another 3 years.
― hobart paving (hobart paving), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 08:26 (sixteen years ago) link
I had the pleasure of meeting Kramer some years back (I did some PR work for Shimmy Disc in the UK), shortly after 'The Luv Show' had come out. He told me that Ann dropped her lawsuit against him when her solo record only sold a few hundred copies and she realised Shimmy Disc hadn't exactly been making millions all along.
― Mog, Wednesday, 5 May 2004 08:56 (sixteen years ago) link
― Wandering Boy Poet, Wednesday, 5 May 2004 09:46 (sixteen years ago) link
Bongwater was hit and miss at best, Power of Pu$$y being thier strongest IMHO.
I spent a summer working for shimmy disc in it's hey day...terrible experience sans for free boredoms/ruins/naked city records.
― ddb, Wednesday, 5 May 2004 14:59 (sixteen years ago) link
― kit brash (kit brash), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link
― ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Thursday, 6 May 2004 05:24 (sixteen years ago) link
"Oddly enough, of all the luminaries who showed up at this tacky Vegas hotel, the most truly amazing of them all was a nondescript JREF staff member who goes by the name of Kramer. 15 years ago, Kramer was among the most brilliant guitarists and songwriters in American rock. If you've ever seen Wayne's World, in particular the scene where Wayne and Garth are prostating before Aerosmith wailing "We're not worthy! We're not worthy!" then you have an idea of how Kramer is perceived by fans the world over. So it was a bit stunning to see him humbly carrying out JREF duties in the background while the celebrities got all the attention. Why is an ex-rock star working as a JREF staffer? Because he felt there are more important things in life than rock'n'roll and that JREF offers some hope of restoring sanity to a deranged world.Despite its flaws, the sceptic movement is attracting dedicated idealists, such as Kramer, who believe in the potential of science and rational thought to cast out our many demons."
JREF is the James Randi Educational Foundation, a group of self-styled "skeptics" out to promote scientific enlightenment whose agenda is, in my opinion and the opinion of this article, rather dogmatic and defensive.
― everything, Saturday, 4 June 2005 17:47 (fifteen years ago) link
Ann features prominently in the Klaus Nomi documentary and in February Arthur and I saw her at the special LA screening where she and Kristian H., a v. good friend of Arthur, answered questions afterward. She seemed to be in good spirits!
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 4 June 2005 17:51 (fifteen years ago) link
How about the over-the-top description of Kramer's legacy though. I mean, is he really "an ex-rock star"?
― everything, Saturday, 4 June 2005 18:01 (fifteen years ago) link
― everything (everything), Monday, 18 September 2006 20:16 (thirteen years ago) link
― Igor Adkins (Grodd), Monday, 18 September 2006 21:18 (thirteen years ago) link
Anyone hear The Brill Building? Don't know what he's doing these days. I've got about 4 of his solo albums, mostly very good.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 23:57 (five years ago) link
Kramer has a new music project: Let It Come Down. Working with singer Xan Tyler. Sorta sounds like Kramer's take on This Mortal Coil. Sometimes it sounds a lot like the Moles. Good stuff! Less shaggy than a lot of his work.
― Cow_Art, Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:41 (one week ago) link
I just listened to the few official videos, I wondered if I was hearing a bit of Kramer's vocals, I hope he's still singing.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 30 July 2020 18:48 (one week ago) link
He's singing on some of it. The album is good all the way through.
― Cow_Art, Thursday, 30 July 2020 18:58 (one week ago) link
Okay, this is a read and a half:
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 15:21 (five days ago) link
Could do with some more questions tbh.
― Sonny Shamrock (Tom D.), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 16:39 (five days ago) link
1. What if I threw your car keys in the lake?2. What if I scratched all your Sister Sledge?3. What if I twisted it in like a knife?
― clemenza, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 03:26 (four days ago) link
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 03:43 (four days ago) link