A Girl Called Eddy

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Has anybody else even heard this record? The only other ILMer I can think of who has mentioned it here was a guy called eddy, and he didn't like it. I like it a lot. In the face of it a New Jersey singer trying to turn herself into a classy 60s pop torch song Dusty Springfield-style diva could have been an Rx for Zs. But the slow tempos are not boring but stately and dreamy, and the arrangements give it all a nice downbeat rainyday soundtrack feel.

Ken L (Ken L), Friday, 21 January 2005 23:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I thought I'd already talked this album up here, but I guess not.

I think it's fantastic, probably my favourite album from last year. The songs are solid, her voice lovely, and the arrangements are absolutely gorgeous. The production, too, is perfect, all these marvellous, understated touches throughout.

derrick (derrick), Friday, 21 January 2005 23:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just checked it out on Itunes. Nice!

darin (darin), Friday, 21 January 2005 23:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

search 'Girls can Really Tear You Up Inside', 'People Used To Dream About The Future', 'Life Thru the Same Lens' and 'Tears All Over Town' especially, but you won't really go wrong with any of it.

derrick (derrick), Saturday, 22 January 2005 00:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't care much for her music, but I put her sticker on my door a couple years ago anyway. and now she's got actual fans! that's cool!!

a guy named chuck eddy, Saturday, 22 January 2005 00:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think the album is great! I thought the production by Richard Hawley could've been a bit looser though.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Saturday, 22 January 2005 01:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

made my top ten last year.

agw, Saturday, 22 January 2005 03:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is this an Ab Fab reference?

donut christ (donut), Saturday, 22 January 2005 03:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

it's a Dusty Springfield reference.

derrick (derrick), Saturday, 22 January 2005 04:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

http://dusty.twistinthedark.net/images/girldst2.gif

derrick (derrick), Saturday, 22 January 2005 04:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no, i meant the "Eddy" part. (with the "girl named" thing)

donut christ (donut), Saturday, 22 January 2005 05:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

although yeah, i can see the Dusty reference too.

donut christ (donut), Saturday, 22 January 2005 05:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The cover's really cute...how it looks like a used piece of vinyl from the 70's. I've only heard two songs from it but they weren't very memorable.

Ian Riese-Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Saturday, 22 January 2005 18:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no, it's apparently just a nickname she uses to avoid being confused with the other Erin Moran, from Happy Days.

derrick (derrick), Saturday, 22 January 2005 18:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I loved it, but didn't necessarily have that much to say about it.

Since it's snowing out now, maybe I'll put it on.

Eppy (Eppy), Saturday, 22 January 2005 20:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...
i still love this album! let's talk about it some more.

derrick (derrick), Monday, 21 November 2005 09:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

We could say something about how her first EP (Tears All Over Town -- an Evrything But The Girl reference) contains different versions of some songs that eventually ended up on the proper LP.

Or we could say something about how she used to be in a terrible group called "Leomoon" whose CD I paid $1 for.

brittle-lemon (brittle-lemon), Monday, 21 November 2005 09:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

is the ep worth tracking down? i've never seen it.

derrick (derrick), Monday, 21 November 2005 17:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The EP first got me hooked on her, so I hold it dear to my heart. It came out on Le Grand Magistery in 2001 and contains five songs: early versions of "Heartache" and "Girls Can Really Tear ...", a cover of Stephen Bishop's "The Same Old Tears," and two other songs ("The Soundtrack of Your Life' and "Fading...").

The early versions are probably a little more tremulous-sounding: "Heartache" for example begins acapella, and is thus quite affecting. Of the exclusive songs, "Soundtrack" is probably the standout -- the tune is almost jaunty, full of ba-ba-bas, but the lyric is typically melancholic.

I'll try to YSI the latter later.

brittle-lemon (brittle-lemon), Monday, 21 November 2005 17:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The first verse of "Heartache", where she sings "Was it so looong ago?" = GOOSEBUMPS.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 00:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The album is underrated and underheard I think.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 01:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As promised, some YSIs:

"The Soundtrack Of Your Life," one of the songs exclusive to the EP: http://s31.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0RSZWE0KN7N9L1US6VP5RPDWPZ

The EP version of "Heartache": http://s31.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1HWI8TFBEUE4R0QOFZH7W9MBIQ

brittle-lemon (brittle-lemon), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 07:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

Whatever happened to her?

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 11 February 2011 04:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I wondered the same thing a few months ago, and the only thing I found was a Myspace note or something from 2009 saying she was putting the finishing touches on new songs. I'm not holding my breath.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 23:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

she was on this mojo beatles covers cd last year: http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2008/07/the_white_album_recovered_inde.html
don't know if it's a recent recording or what. this was a good album!

tylerw, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 23:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

the girl called eddy album, i mean (haven't heard the mojo thing)

tylerw, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 23:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Was wondering about her myself, just now.

henry s, Thursday, 24 February 2011 02:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

>:\ because there really should be more. she's got a quote in a recent article on gainsbourg, but other than that it's hard to find anything at all. http://www.salon.com/entertainment/music/2011/09/02/gainsbourg_influence

"so take the purple, and take the black,
and take all of the colors of heartache back
and throw them in the sea- and SAY YOU LOVE ME!"

golden vocal at like 2:15 above just kills

traumatic jarts injury hotline (Hunt3r), Friday, 9 September 2011 22:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Once there were trumpets in the air
And confetti in your hair

Agent Double O POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 September 2011 02:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

weird, i sold this record today.

the-dream in the witch house (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 11 September 2011 07:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

keeping the mp3s though don't worry.

the-dream in the witch house (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 11 September 2011 07:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

I just spent half an hour trying to remember the name of this. I knew there was a name in there somewhere that started with an "E" and that it came out in 2003/04-ish, but it was surprising hard to find.

Wikipedia says she's working on a follow-up as of 2014, but afaik that's the last new news.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 19 February 2017 07:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh man, "The Long Goodbye" is such a masterful song. Sheryl Crow's been trying to write this song for 20 years.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 19 February 2017 08:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Didn't know that she was in a trip-hop/d'n'b band called Leomoon who released an album in 1999 which appears to be on spotify. The music is very much of it's time for good or ill but the voice is unmistakably hers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoeBFPaYq1U

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 19 February 2017 15:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Ooh, I have a vague recollection of that album.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 19 February 2017 15:37 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
four months pass...

She has a new Instagram profile and it looks like a new album is coming in September.

omar little, Monday, 11 June 2018 15:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Mixed feelings about this. Her debut is one of my desert island discs but the fact it’s 14 years later makes me nervous. Hopefully it won’t be a let down in the way The Avalanches follows up was.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 11 June 2018 21:33 (four months ago) Permalink

i waited and hoped and waited and hoped. you're concern is reasonable.

Hunt3r, Monday, 11 June 2018 21:36 (four months ago) Permalink

wow, this is huge!

yeah, it totally is a real concern. the lure is too strong though, and i very much doubt it will be an Avalanches disaster.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 June 2018 21:59 (four months ago) Permalink


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