Album Review: Home of the Brave by Martha Redbone

Album Name: Home of the Brave
Artist: Martha Redbone
Year/Label: 2001 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

If the photo of Martha Redbone on the CD cover is any indication, she’s a fun lady. She just looks so joyful. The music follows suit.

Martha’s voice is gutsy and full of life. The music is mostly upbeat and catchy.

“Someday We’ll be Friends” has a cool horn arrangement.

“Boyfriend” is a catchy tune with a cute, humorous (and a little sad) story. She meets a guy in a coffee shop and thinks he might have potential then find out he’s gay. But then he says:

“…I’ve got a boyfriend
he said I’ve got a boyfriend, ooh
he said I’ve got a boyfriend
But I kinda like girls too…”

They form a friendship and she thinks she’s found her soul mate:

“Til I caught him wearing my dress-and looking better than me”

“Liar” is a great ballad. Beautiful melody and poignant lyrics. I can imagine this having radio play. I also imagine that it would be a nice song to hear live.

This is a fun, funky album.

Posted on July 6, 2003

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Vineyard
3. Say U Love Me
4. Underdog
5. Someday We’ll B Friends
6. House on the Moon
7. Boyfriend
8. Perfect Life
9. Free
10. Liar
11. Sarsparilla
12. Heaven
13. Superman

[Martha Redbone Official Site]

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