Sunday, April 27, 2008

PJ Harvey - Naked Cousin

I heard this song for the first time on my little shitty clock radio in 1995 listening to CFNY 102.1FM in Toronto and it blew me away. It certainly concreted Polly Jean Harvey as one of my favourite guitar players.

I tried to find a recording of "Naked Cousin" everywhere, asking all the DJs, record store reps, music writers and rock geeks I knew, to no avail.

Then I saw this Glastonbury Festival 1995 footage while living in Vancouver and I lost my shit! Polly Jean in the hot-pink jump suit, the hips, the heels, the sneer, the up-stroke tambourine... g'damn!

Once again my search continued, eventually finding the track a short time later back in Toronto on The Crow soundtrack.

This is for anyone who's ever had a crush on a cousin.

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