Album Review: Elephant’s Baby by Clare Fader

Album Name: Elephant’s Baby
Artist: Clare Fader
Year/Label: 2000 / Raconteur Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Clare Fader makes music that seems to come from a different age. The 1930s and 40s to be specific.

Fader sings like a cabaret vamp and writes witty lyrics. The Kurt Weill-influenced “The Wine” is a brilliant tune as is the world weary “Love is the cruellest cliche”.

This record is often reminiscent of Abby Travis’ equally stunning “Cutthroat Standards and Black Pop” but doesn’t include that record’s glam rock influences.

This album’s vintage vaudeville sound and great songs should win it many fans.

Posted on January 12, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Animal Charm
2. Sister of Mine
3. The Wine
4. Love is the Cruelest Cliche
5. Drunk on Skin
6. Wedding Day Lament
7. Alice
8. Johnny
9. Cabin Fever
10. Queen
11. Isle of Summer

[Clare Fader Official Site]


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