Album Review: My Life as a singing Mermaid by Carol Lipnik and Spookorama

Album Name: My Life as a singing Mermaid
Artist: Carol Lipnik and Spookorama
Year/Label: 2001 / Mermaid Alley Music

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Carol Lipnik is one of the strangest singers you could wish to hear. She delivers her carnivalesque tales in a rich, wicked croon. She comes across as a blood relative of Tom Waits or Captian Beefheart with her original approach to music.

She takes the Ramones high energy punk song “I Wanna be Sedated” and transforms it into a spooky lullaby.

The droll “Supermodel” makes all other songs on the subject seem shallow.

Lipnik can be sweet as well as caustic and that makes this cd worth its weight in gold.

Posted on May 17, 2001

Track Listing
1. The Singing Mermaid
2. Medicine Man
3. Third Rail
4. The Pinhead’s Lullabye
5. Needle in Your Eye
6. List of Attractions(of coney Island)
7. Green Light
8. Mint Condidtion
9. Morir Sonyando
10. Sister Rosemarie
11. Supermodel
12. I Wanna be Sedated

[Carol Lipnik and Spookorama Official Site]

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