Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Well, this CD certainly is a mixed bag. One part punk, one part rock and there’s also a 13+ minute Yoga chant. But that’s good. It means there’s something for everyone.
Gail Silverman, lead singer for G-Spot is a fan of the effenheimer (as am I) and she uses it generously on these songs. So if you’re faint of heart (in language) your delicate sensibilities may be offended. I happen to think it’s fantastic because she doesn’t use the language just to use it. It really gets her point across. The inside photo of her even shows her flipping the bird.
On opening track, “Over You” she sings, “I’m over you / not really but I like to pretend…” god, how many of us have been there? This is the anthem for the dumped, indeed.
“Revolutionary” is my favorite track here. It’s rocking and raucous and pretty much comes from the same point of reference that all of Collected Sounds is based upon.
“Now I’m not Christina and I’m not Britney
I’m not Brandy nor am I Mandy
Oooh it’s cool to be the one who’s not just eye candy”
…that’s not to say Silverman isn’t pretty, she’s very. She just doesn’t use it to sell records like the aforementioned.
Gail Silverman and G-Spot are a band many of us can really get behind. Plus the music kicks ass. It’s something like a cross between Meatloaf and the Sex Pistols. If you like your rock a bit hard and punky, but with meaningful intelligent lyrics (how often does that happen?) then G-Spot is for you.
Posted on January 31, 2005
1. Over You
2. Happy Denial
3. Even the Mighty Fall
4. Beautiful Face
5. Come Here Go Away
7. Hurts Like This
8. Hey Creator
9. The Harley Song
10. Believe in Us
11. Call on You
12. Piece of…
13. Triple Mantra