Monday, 2 April 2018

Lucy Museum of Musicians - Alanis Morissette

The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame have a strict criteria to gain entry to their hallow Halls but there is a far more simple criteria for qualification to The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians, they must have a minimum of three songs which would make me turn up the radio if they came on.
Some are obvious, some are a surprise and some include covers of over people's songs which they become associated with so you may not agree but in the best tradition of Punk, I don't care!

Alanis Morissette 
Qualifying Songs: Ironic, Forgiven, You Oughta Know,

Jagged Little Pill was in the UK Album charts for 145 weeks and was a rip roaring 13 songs from an angry young lady with a magnificent set of lungs and electric guitars which happily coincided with the grunge theme of the time although the song 'Ironic' received a kicking for the improper application of the term although possibly she was being ironic by singing a song called Ironic which wasn't ironic at all.
While you could almost hear the sound of bunnies boiling in her early songs, 'You Oughta Know' especially, she evolved into a run-of-the-mill female singer seemingly having got all her vitriol out in that one album and then dialled it down and never achieved that level of success again.
'Forgiven' is a typical spectacular Morissette builder with a sceptical religious tint to it and although her next few albums had a few hidden gems on them, her brilliantly angry songs had been replaced by songs pondering the troubles and joys of maturity and domesticity but not anywhere near as exciting as Alanis at her angsty best.

5 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

So, you enjoy anger? Really? If so, that explains a lot.

Falling on a bruise said...

In music a bit of well directed anger and angst along with a good tune is always welcome.

Keep Life Simple said...

hmmm, may be an additional reason i don't like music. i prefer sounds of nature: streams, wind, birds, bugs, rain, thunder...

Falling on a bruise said...

You can appreciate all that and a decent tune about rain on your wedding day and wanting a knife when all you got is spoons. If you don't know how to play one already, you should learn an instrument so you can appreciate what goes into songs, it changes the way you 'hear' them.

Keep Life Simple said...

i have tried to learn harmonica 3 times without success. I also dance poorly, swim poorly, and sing poorly... i greatly appreciate the difficulty... it is beyond me