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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDq1_rnJVE4

a little loretta, a little exene, a little westerberg overall imo

big fan

steening in your HOOSless carriage (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 3 June 2013 00:49 (five years ago) Permalink

happy birthday to Lydia Lunch!

scott seward, Monday, 3 June 2013 01:28 (five years ago) Permalink

hell of a voice, good lookin out hoos

Oral Sex in Sharp’s Ridge Park (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 3 June 2013 01:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Found out about her through a baseball podcast of all places last year. Especially love "Can't Change Me".

maciej recognizing trill, Monday, 3 June 2013 02:26 (five years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

digging the new one - although I'm not sure how memorable this music really is

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 17 February 2014 11:42 (five years ago) Permalink

the new one is good!

for one second i misread it as Lydia Lunch on spotify and i was like damn new direction!

sXe & the banshees (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Maybe the Lydias will get together; could imagine a real good record (Together Again, or Reunited, or Let It; something like that).
I usually stick to links, but here's some freshly rescued blog-bait,fed to http://thefreelancementalists.blogspot.com: LL featurette and shorter preview; can skip to the latter re the gist of her appeal:

Just noticed that the place where this was first published has once again re-launched, once again sans most of its archives, at least those from 2011. Lydia Loveless has a new album out; more on that later, but here's some backstory (if Local Pop Radio's podcasts are still up---can also try it via patradio---they're a great trove of OH punk and other indie through the aeons):

LYDIA LOVELESS BRINGS THE PUNKY TONK TRUTH

By Don Allred for 4-18/19-2011

The living legend of Lydia Loveless began with the 2004 birth of her punk-inflected family new wave band, Carson Drew. Which is also the name of intrepid tween-lit girl detective Nancy Drew’s invaluable lawyer-father. So, the band’s name could be considered a salute to the then-14-year-old Loveless and her sisters’ own drumming dad, Parker Chandler. But, as their blog proclaimed, they were all “Carson Drew, Attorneys At Large”---ready to rock the halls of justice. Soon after the 2006 release of their album, “Under The Table”, Carson Drew imploded, and the country-bred Loveless reached for her heretofore-spurned roots. She wrote her first songs, busting the male malefactors of Columbus Babylon.

A still-available “Local Pop Radio Hour” podcast finds Loveless’s rhythm guitar and Chandler’s drums nailing a whirlwind of unanswered questions to a no-frills, every-night waltz. “Miller High Life” cross-examines the narrator, her man, her God, and even the “champagne of beers”, with a relentlessly spare clarity. This makes Loveless’s more typically cascading up-tempo testimonials seem like blessedly tempestuous vacation fare. Her characters were born to struggle, and they thrive on the noise-meets-poise of her 2010 solo debut album, “The Only Man.” Its independent producers excluded Chandler’s drums, among several other Nashville-associated decisions, but they were true venture capitalists, committed to finding new focus for Loveless’s jolting jukebox visions. Columbus-based Peloton Records’ Steve McGann released the album, then teamed Loveless and Chandler with equally seasoned lead guitarist Todd May and bassist Ben Lamb. McGann’s direction led them to Bloodshot, the pioneering record label of volatile Americana.

Loveless, now 20, is producing her Bloodshot album, “Indestructible Machine”----an appropriate title, judging by advance tracks. In writing them, she said, “I generally come up with a line that won't let me be. If a song wants to be written, it will get written.” The song’s gestation can take months, as Loveless tosses a bundle of inspiration to her band and audience, checking their responses. Then again, Loveless wrote several songs the night before her new album’s sessions began. “It was nerve-wracking but fun,” she reported. Another creation suddenly materialized at a Rock Potluck jam. “ I wanted to be good that day, and my fear made a song come out of me. I'm pretty proud of it.”

This show will feature “mostly new songs”, plus cover versions, probably including Goldfinger’s “Without Me” and CCR’s “Someday Never Comes.” Steve McGann also reminded us, “She almost always does ‘Miller High Life’ live.”

Lydia Loveless will be performing with supporting acts JKutchma and Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons at the Rumba Cafe on Thursday, April 21.The doors open at 9 p.m. $6 all audiences. For more information, please visit www.pelotonrecords.com or www.columbusrumbacafe.com.
In a nutshell, from 2010 preview & Nashville Scene ballot comments)
Veteran Columbus OH teen Lydia Loveless sometimes includes the
Replacements' intensely frustrated "Answering Machine" and Def
Leppard's dynamically mesmerized "Hysteria" with her punky tonk combos
deliveries, unstoppably tumbling up, down and onto life's thrilling,
killing, chilling and flat moments. Loretta Lynn's points of departure
are extended and twisted through Loveless' compactly epic,
self-written debut, The Only Man, as desperately wired sexual power
struggles zap the void in passing: "Girls suck/They suck and suck and
never get enough," wails one contender, but it's time to ricochet off
another incisive epitaph.

dow, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

this album is terrific. WINE LIPS, imo, is the highlight of a very strong set of songs/performances.

alpine static, Sunday, 2 March 2014 07:13 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Album is really good. One of the best of its kind, whatever that is, since the s/t Lucinda Williams. Or at least of a kind with that one.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 April 2014 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually, maybe I'm getting Patty Griffin "Flaming Red" vibes from this?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 April 2014 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

since I posted up there on March 1, I've decided this is my favorite record of 2014 so far, which shocks the hell out of me

alpine static, Monday, 21 April 2014 21:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Every time I play this it's like "damn, why don't I play this all the time?" Appreciate the reminder.

Evan R, Monday, 21 April 2014 21:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Head is such a killer track. The cover at the end is great. There's basically one song on the whole album I don't love, and I don't even skip that one

alpine static, Monday, 21 April 2014 22:29 (five years ago) Permalink

"Wine Lips," "Head," "Verlaine Shot Rimbaud" make a heck of a trilogy. The one about the farm kills too; pretty much true-to-life, apparently (but if they hadn't had to sell it, her Dad might not have time to be her drummer, or not such a kickass one)

dow, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 01:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is absolutely great.

djenter the dragon? (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Not convinced it's better than Indestructible Machine yet, but there's clear growth/refinement. I've never gotten Lucinda or Patty vibes from Lydia--more just general Bloodshot vibes.

Indexed, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Definitely: solo and various combinations of Kelly Hogan, pre-New P. Neko, Carolyn Mark; also, in days of old, bands led by or featuring crucial female presences, like Trailer Bride, Moonshine Willie, The Meat Purveyors, The Mekons, for that matter (Plus others, mostly all-guy acts, I didn't follow as closely, like Split Lip Rayfield, Waco Brothers, Deadstring Brothers, Ha Ha Tonka, Robbie Fulks).

dow, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

All Bloodshot! Or Bloodshot-distributed, like Carolyn Mark's albums on Canadian label Minty Fresh.

dow, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Deadstring Bros. are the best of the group of acts you "didn't follow as closely" that I know (not familiar with Split Lip Rayfield), but they're all basically in the lineage of The Mekons --> Uncle Tupelo --> A.M.-era Wilco. Certainly not earth-shattering, but Starving Winter Report is worth a listen.

See also: Nora O'Connor, Old 97s, Lone Justice.

Indexed, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Basically the personnel list for:

https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/files/styles/album-image/public/album-images/album_main_bs077.jpg?itok=jYvSuBIV

Indexed, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I picked this one up yesterday. Lots of terrific songs on here... especially feeling "Everything's Gone".

jmm, Monday, 28 April 2014 01:01 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Speaking of Old 97s, she's doing a show with them in Columbus tomorrow evening; local station will stream: www.wcbe.org/listen! Dunno when it starts, exactly; promoter's site says "Doors Open 7:00 PM." That's Eastern Standard Time yall (note to Central self).

dow, Friday, 6 June 2014 00:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Corrected link: http://wcbe.org/listen

dow, Friday, 6 June 2014 00:51 (four years ago) Permalink

They're touring together. Saw photos of their DC gig but didn't make it myself.

curmudgeon, Friday, 6 June 2014 13:59 (four years ago) Permalink

new Old 97s album is approximately 74 bazillion times better than I would've expected it to be, ftr

alpine static, Friday, 6 June 2014 16:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Looks like they are not going to stream it, at least not now---I misunderstood the excited post on the station site. Shit, sorry.

dow, Friday, 6 June 2014 23:10 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

saw her last night in a tiny packed club

amazing, obv

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

pre-set music was the entirety of the mats 'let it be' which

if i weren't already smitten

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

More details plz!

dow, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

played a solid hour with stuff from all 3 records, roaring 3 guitar attack on the loud stuff and didn't miss a high note

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:46 (four years ago) Permalink

mainly played a telecaster, which surprised me

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:50 (four years ago) Permalink

surprised that it was a mostly middle aged crowd, but i guess she's doing kind of classic-rock-vibe stuff

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:53 (four years ago) Permalink

saw her last night in a tiny packed club

amazing, obv

Yes! I saw her on a whim when I was in Louisville a few weeks ago, having never really listened to her before. Impressive. Did not know until I looked it up later that she's married to the bassist:
http://www.columbusalive.com/content/graphics/2014/02/26/ca-m-lydialoveless-10.jpg

jaymc, Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

they write a lot together too apparently

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Washington Post freelancer liked her best at that gig without the band

Probably the most auspicious thing that happened to Loveless on Wednesday was when she popped a string on her electric guitar. Thereafter she played an acoustic guitar, allowing her vocals to float higher to the sonic surface.

For the final trio of songs, she performed alone. “Everything’s Gone” and “I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)” were simply heartbreaking.

The clutter was cut away. And the point was made very clear. Loveless may never figure out what or whom she wants, or why, but in her own hands and voice, she’s got everything she needs.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/lydia-loveless-deconstructing-country-rock-with-a-healthy-dose-of-frustration/2014/09/25/be3821a0-44db-11e4-8042-aaff1640082e_story.html

curmudgeon, Friday, 26 September 2014 16:02 (four years ago) Permalink

So glad she finally redeemed herself in that guy's eyes---and ears!

dow, Friday, 26 September 2014 18:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Just discovered her thanks to this thread, I love her! Thanks ILM!

JacobSanders, Saturday, 27 September 2014 14:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh honey let me melt in your mouth tonight
Let me hold you in my palm like a prize tonight

She's great.

jmm, Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Last leg of the Somewhere Else tour: back to Skully's in Columbus on Friday, with another young Bloodshot turk: Cory Branan, whose new No-Hit Wonder incl. input from Isbell, Craig Finn etc. Can't cover it, but those currently better supplied w weed, whites and wine might be ready for the drive, before she goes away for a while:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1625543074336871/

dow, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 17:51 (four years ago) Permalink

i do like that cory branan

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink


Lydia Loveless ‏@lydia_loveless

"So you are very straightforward and sing about sex. That's very manly."

dow, Thursday, 9 October 2014 23:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Alfred on Lydia (and Jesse Ware, who seems pretty promising)
http://humanizingthevacuum.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/jessie-ware-lydia-loveless/ Note re his mention of Westerberg, she's been covering Replacements, often as encores, from way back.

dow, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 23:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Kinda like her but she reminds me of the Hold Steady of all people, including crap production and mixing. I'm guessing she's much better live than on record.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Sure, sounds just like Craig Finn. Meanwhile (this is educational, at least for me):

Lydia Loveless ‏@lydia_loveless

That awkward moment when a guy tries to hit on you as you're on your way to take a period poop #reallife

dow, Friday, 24 October 2014 00:06 (four years ago) Permalink

hahaha

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 24 October 2014 01:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Don't get the Hold Steady comparison either, but I agree the mixing/engineering could be 10x better. One of my favorite songs on the album is the "Everything's Gone," which is almost entirely her voice and acoustic guitar. It's a beautiful, gripping song, yet every time I listen to it, I can't help but think, "This acoustic guitar sounds like complete shit, and it sounds like she's singing in a barn."

Indexed, Friday, 24 October 2014 17:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Ie, classic Bloodshot.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 October 2014 21:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Unusually I pretty much disagree completely with Alf's review : 'Verlaine Shot Rimbaud' may be my favourite song of the year - the (rive) gaucherie of the conceit is totally redeemed by the way she sings "Just wanna know that I'm the one that makes you write that *shit*". But she totally flubs the post-pause "bay-bee" in 'They Don't Know'. Had to fill in an albums of the year poll last week and made this my no.2 - thinking now it should have been my no.1

Stevie T, Friday, 24 October 2014 21:52 (four years ago) Permalink

it was my #1 for a lot of the year, not sure if it's gonna end up there or get knocked down a peg or two, but definitely top 5

post-pause "bay-bee" is definitely not perfect, but it's cute that way

alpine static, Friday, 24 October 2014 22:16 (four years ago) Permalink

this day keeps getting better

dc, Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Plenty of tumult in several, as written and sung, also nobody's slacking, but aren't shredding and headbanging sideways into the walls of the barn, cos no barn, for one thing: we're somewhere, several wheres, relatively smoother and more spacious, also it just isn't 'llowed : "On these January nights, when I hate my life, and try to start a fight, you're not falling for that one any more." So there's circling each other, plenty tension, building too, some sparks and pullme-pushyou, but relatively civil fuckyou, and meltdowns are (relatively) more implosive or one-to-one than previous, though no mumblecore; she can still project.
First couple tracks are gonna have to grow on me, with vocal lines smoothly extended, guitars tumbling and tunneling around her, but with a space between her and them--kind of like Petty and Heartbreakers with a better Petty. "More Than Ever" is where she laughs a little and then starts to let it blurt---"If you want self-control I'd have to break my fingers"---but doesn't let it rip past a certain dramatically timed point.
"Heaven" has slightly shuddering bassheart core, with very spare electronics occasionally flickering, checking in, whole thing pulling me in through the silence around it (in space no one can you scream).
"Out On Love" seems like she's been listening to (good) Patti Smith, with the well-paced drama again, "Bilbao" starts kinda like that, but suddenly she turns around, "Marry me, there's no place I'd rather be," kinda dreamily, but then again, "Even when the waves are ten feet tall, you don't look up", and when she comes back to the chorus, it might be "Bury me," working the Ohio country accent in a sneaky way, but just as sweet (maybe relating to how she wants a boy to come along and tell her not to jump off the roof--"There he is now, man!"---in "Real" which is not headbanging, but headjangling, and maybe she's been listening to Big Star too, yadda-yadda this is different but she's got me into most of it so far.

dow, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 01:38 (two years ago) Permalink

"Heaven" is my initial favorite, but it's probably the most atypical song on the album. Sorta in love with the whole thing, though.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 02:31 (two years ago) Permalink

"heaven" an early fave of mine, too

dc, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 02:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Publicist update:

Real, the highly anticipated new album from Lydia Loveless is out now via Bloodshot Records. Additionally, Loveless will perform on CBS This Morning Saturday on August 20 while the official music video for her track “Clumps” premieres on Vice’s Noisey. Of the video Noisey says, “It’s simple and gorgeous.” Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2bzv44x

or oisey.vice.com/blog/lydia-loveless/

In support of the release, Loveless confirms additional dates this fall extending her ongoing North American tour with stops in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago and more. See below for complete tour dates.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=b057aec5cb&view=fimg&th=156a3f88173b67da&attid=0.4&disp=emb&attbid=ANGjdJ_KXg0nne_rLAbpr8NX8ZoufJrBVd0W6AmQbd9-0rk66deAxDs6_ZViKBxvTVOK_OdCs5YqrF1-vFm7AWpnnril0vGbee7sGywsE74LzixZ6SbExwwBAwPyIdE&sz=w500-h750&ats=1471637347542&rm=156a3f88173b67da&zw&atsh=1

Real was recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios in her home state of Ohio and was engineered and produced by Joe Viers (Dr. John, Twenty One Pilots). “I chose to work with Joe Viers, engineer and producer of my last three releases, again because I trust him completely not only with my music but with my words,” said Loveless. “There was a lot to say this time around and I wanted to return to that sort of playground and (sometimes literally) throw things at the wall. Whereas our previous records could be described as blunt or raw, this one I wanted to be known as honest, as true, as real (rimshot).”

Of the album Loveless says, “Because I feel like I spent my formative years flopping around like a fish, masking pain with substance abuse and somewhat ashamed of who I was—a hayseed, a phony, I felt—it was absolutely necessary for me to become a stronger, more confident human, or I was going to die. Real is my sort of love letter to that realization, that my existence was just as valid as any other."

LYDIA LOVELESS LIVE
August 20—Cincinnati, OH—Northside Yacht Club (solo)#
September 8—Columbus, OH —Ace Of Cups
September 9—Indianapolis, IN—The HiFi
September 10—Madison, WI—The Frequency
September 11—Milwaukee, WI—Colectivo on Prospect
September 14—Champaign, IL—The Accord
September 15—St. Louis, MO––The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
September 16––Louisville, KY––Zanzabar
September 17––Cleveland, OH––Grog Shop
September 20––25––Nashville, TN––AmercianaFest
September 24–Minneapolis, MN–First Avenue*
September 25–Sioux Falls, SD–The District*
September 28––Missoula, MT––The Wilma*
September 29––Seattle, WA––The Showbox*
September 30––Portland, OR––Wonder Ballroom*
October 1––Portland, OR––Wonder Ballroom*
October 2––Vancouver, BC––Rickshaw*
October 5––Sacramento, CA––Ace of Spades*
October 6––San Francisco, CA––The Fillmore*
October 7––San Francisco, CA––The Fillmore*
October 8––Stateline, NV––Montbleu Rescort Casino*
October 11––Los Angeles, CA––Teragram Ballroom*
October 12––Los Angeles, CA––Teragram Ballroom*
October 13––Solana Beach, CA––Belly Up*
October 14––San Luis Obispo, CA––The Fremont Theater*
October 15––Scottsdale, AZ––Live Wire*
October 18––Austin, TX––Antone’s
October 19––Houston, TX––Continental Club
October 21––Birmingham, AL––The Saturn
October 22––Atlanta, GA––Terminal West
November 4––Pontiac, MI––Pike Room
November 5––Toronto, ON––Adelaide Hall
November 6––Ithaca, NY––The Dock
November 7––Burlington, VT––Higher Ground
November 9––Portsmouth, NH––The Music Hall Loft
November 10––Allston, MA––Great Scott
November 11––Philadelphia, PA––MilkBoy
November 12––Charlottesville, VA––The Southern
November 13––Washington, DC––Rock & Roll Hotel
November 15––Pittsburgh, PA––Club Cafe
November 16––New York, NY––Bowery Ballroom
November 19––Chicago, IL––Metro

#with Tommy Stinson
*with Drive-By Truckers

dow, Friday, 19 August 2016 20:22 (two years ago) Permalink

Dunno why I now have to right-click to view image, but worth it.

dow, Friday, 19 August 2016 20:24 (two years ago) Permalink

revising my fave to "out on love"

dc, Friday, 19 August 2016 20:35 (two years ago) Permalink

also lydia + tommy would prob make my heart explode regardless of the actual quality of the show

dc, Friday, 19 August 2016 20:43 (two years ago) Permalink

I like "Heaven" too but I'm not feeling the back half yet.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 August 2016 20:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Haven't really explored the latter part of the album yet though 'Midwestern Guys' sounds like a pretty brutal take down. I get the like for 'Heaven' (sounds like Aztec Camera to me - weird, I know) but loving 'More Than Ever'. Just a sucker for jangly twelve-strings.

righteousmaelstrom, Friday, 19 August 2016 21:16 (two years ago) Permalink

I get the like for 'Heaven' (sounds like Aztec Camera to me - weird, I know)

Not weird. otm if you ask me.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 19 August 2016 22:49 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. Was really impressed with the Echo and The Bunnymen cover last year on the AV Club so I don't see this song as a big reach.

righteousmaelstrom, Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:12 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

sorry i'm late, this year's album is pretty nice yes?

Rock Wokeman (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 18 December 2016 09:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Hell yeah, it adds some different (jangle, dance etc.-associated, but still chunky) sounds, didn't grab me like the previous sets did, yknow from the first second (I'm spoiled), but it keeps building, and it's always her and no other: that voice, those words, sometimes almost spinning out of control, willfully and compulsively I reckon.

dow, Sunday, 18 December 2016 20:25 (two years ago) Permalink

i like "longer" but the arrangements on the new album feel really... off?

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 18 December 2016 23:04 (two years ago) Permalink

I love 'heaven' , I can't resist to the mixture between fleetwood mac and hole's celebrity skin.

Nourry, Monday, 19 December 2016 00:37 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Real is a great album.....esp "Midwestern Guys", "Heaven" and "Clumps"

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:03 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Listened to this headbangle country soul extension right before/after watching an "In The Americas" ep about fireworks as folk culture in Mexico, fit perfectly:

https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/sites/default/files/styles/product_large/public/album-art/lydia_cover.jpg?itok=UfVc0sOI

Boy Crazy and Single(s)
Lydia Loveless

DELUXE LP ON TRANSPARENT BEER YELLOW VINYL (FIRST PRESSING), includes digital download
Collection of Lydia Loveless’s summery 5-song EP Boy Crazy, on vinyl LP for the first time, plus six non-album singles and B-sides spanning her career. Also on CD and digital.

Out October 13

Track list and more info here:
https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/boy-crazy-singles

dow, Friday, 8 September 2017 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

^^this is great
my admiration for her songwriting has really grown

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 26 April 2018 19:16 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Lydia Loveless on her issues at Bloodshot Records (maybe inspired to post this by the Ryan Adams news, idk)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9YalTgNMp/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1qh5gdadu46a

omar little, Saturday, 16 February 2019 23:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Not really at all surprising that a label who allowed a man to grope, paw at and mentally disturb me for over five years still touts Ryan Adams as a fucking genius

— Lydia Loveless (@lydia_loveless) February 15, 2019

omar little, Saturday, 16 February 2019 23:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Fuckin yikes!

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 16 February 2019 23:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Super righteous takedown, moreso since she's still on Bloodshot, as far as i know. And i guess at this point she's their most high-profile artist? At present on tour opening for Mtn Gts.

omar little, Sunday, 17 February 2019 00:47 (three months ago) Permalink

my guess is she felt motivated to post by Bloodshot's Ryan-related tweets yesterday ... just couldn't hold it in after seeing those. again, this is a guess.

Lydia fucking rules.

alpine static, Monday, 18 February 2019 01:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Rob Miller, the other cofounder/coowner of Bloodshot, responds.

https://www.facebook.com/BloodshotRecords/posts/10156149241193193

Ned Raggett, Monday, 18 February 2019 05:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I thought Rob's response was pretty good.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 February 2019 14:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Nan's response...

https://www.facebook.com/BloodshotRecords/posts/10156149628338193

Ned Raggett, Monday, 18 February 2019 17:31 (three months ago) Permalink

It’s so weird that she’s acknowledging the truth of the matter but standing by her man nonetheless.

I wonder if Lydia Loveless was one of their minor artists how this would have been addressed. Obviously LL was stewing over this bc they didn’t do anything and she had the clout now.

omar little, Monday, 18 February 2019 17:45 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah the Rob one is good, the Nan one is o_O

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 February 2019 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

It’s so weird that she’s acknowledging the truth of the matter but standing by her man nonetheless.


This is called life, you generally don’t cancel the people you love

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 18 February 2019 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

dang mind blown

omar little, Monday, 18 February 2019 17:59 (three months ago) Permalink

To her credit, Nan didn't heart his tweet

http://i.imgur.com/nZ0Kyee.png

mick signals, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:09 (three months ago) Permalink

him being a creep who harassed a musician on her label, jeopardized that creative relationship, at present has caused that label to take a hit image-wise, and has led to her stepping away from the label...that all seems like grounds for a breakup but again if she wants to stick with him she’s free to do so, as weird as I may find it.

omar little, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I know nothing about their relationship but I do know sometimes it's hard to leave a toxic victimizer, even when it's self-evidently in your own best interest.

mick signals, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, there is a whole emotional ecosystem in which these things take place from which it may be difficult to withdraw

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 February 2019 18:29 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah obv it's a tough situation, it's a bit unusual to see it play out like this, and it's pretty sad.

omar little, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:34 (three months ago) Permalink

off topic, Real has grown and grown on me, I think it's her best album

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 February 2019 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

i picked up that one and Boy Crazy and Singles, both are outstanding. Her documentary is on Amazon Prime right now, been meaning to watch it.

omar little, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

xxpost Miller and Warshaw both say he was banned from "Bloodshot events" and contact w the artists, that they didn't make a public announcement when Loveless first reported the behavior because "respecting her privacy" until she wanted to go public---so at least they've got their story straight. And Warshaw "stepping away," rather than going after Loveless, sounds about right, from this outsider's point of view.

dow, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

So back to the music and thanks for mention of documentary, hadn't heard of that.

dow, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Although of course their ban claim does quite not fit w her for five years

dow, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

it's pretty good! She's an interesting interview...some really great live footage

Maybe a bit long considering how relatively short her career is

also it's a bit awkward because at the time she's with her (a lot older) bass player and I think that divorce is a big part of the Real album? so it's a little outdated now

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 February 2019 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Would be no way to keep up with her, other than a day-to-day reality series. Yeah, even in email exchanges (for the featurette I posted way upthread), she was very forthcoming, without overselling or digressing---wish I'd had a little more room for quotes.

dow, Monday, 18 February 2019 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Big ol' interview re the Bloodshot situation

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/lydia-loveless-interview-sexual-misconduct-bloodshot-796785/

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 22:22 (three months ago) Permalink

a few women commented on her IG story that they'd has incidents with this guy as well, at least one of them said she'd been sexually assaulted by him.

omar little, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 22:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Her reasons for waiting are many, including how a woman’s claims of sexual abuse is often as traumatizing as the initial instances themselves. Also, because women are often told this is just “the way things are” in an industry built around casual social events, drinking and the myth of the eccentric male rock-star genius.

It's 2019 and people still believe this shit. I can see from the responses on Twitter that they do.

Twee.TV (I M Losted), Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:47 (three months ago) Permalink

What exactly are you referring to as “this shit”?

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 21 February 2019 03:29 (three months ago) Permalink

"women are often told this is just “the way things are” in an industry built around casual social events, drinking and the myth of the eccentric male rock-star genius."

That's my (hopeful) guess.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 21 February 2019 04:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Like, the immediate reaction I saw to the Ryan Adams revelations was a general "yeah, this dude is bad news" and "I'm glad this is coming out," but you only had to peel one layer deeper to find A LOT of people excusing all sorts of things.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:00 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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