Klein - Driving You Insane
said "Don't judge a book by its cover" is certainly right.
In this case, it's don't judge a CD by its cover. When I first
got my hands on this CD, I thought, "Oh cool, another poppy
CD to review that will be very pleasing to listen to."
first heard it, though, I wanted to turn it off. What the
hell is this? This isn't something I would listen to on my
own. Then, I thought, "Kriste, come on, give her a chance.
Listen to it... let the music become you."
gave it a chance. I listened to the CD several times until
I couldn't go a day without not wanting to hear it. I still
couldn't believe that this tiny woman on the cover had such
a deep, sultry voice, nor did I think such a little body could
produce such artistic and rocking guitar riffs.
myself really impressed with Ann's guitaristic abilities,
and I'm normally not a fan of the electric guitar, but Ann
is really talented. I feel that she puts as much passion into
producing such music as does Ani Difranco. In fact, "The Love
I Hate" features just the awesome talent of her playing. Her
voice is just an added bonus to this talent.
am totally in love with the fact that she wrote all the songs
(with some collaborations) on the album. I get a kick out
of "Piece" ( RealAudio
because when I first heard it, I thought she was using 'peace'
ironically, as she talks about having a loaded gun and getting
excited about that. The other song that I'm all over is "(I
Wanna) Do Ya." ( RealAudio
voice is sultry as ever as she sings these fun lyrics: "Let
me just get on top/ Let me just scream and shout." And perhaps
we can all relate, "All I need is one good night."
simply can't tell you how cool this rock/bluesy album is,
you just have to