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Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« on: May 07, 2020, 09:19:14 pm »
I’ve got to 46 and somehow this intriguing musician has largely escaped my attention. Some of her stuff is utterly awesome.

Any album recommendations to start me off on my slippery slope of discovery?


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Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 01:39:26 am »
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea is probably the canonical album.
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Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 06:30:28 am »
My neighbour used to play drums in her band!

Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 09:42:30 am »
My neighbour used to play drums in her band!

Did she mind?

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Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 09:43:29 am »
Dunno about the PJ but Harvey is brilliant.
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Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 11:18:12 am »
Let England Shake is good.  Especially the Brexit song  :demon:

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Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 12:36:49 pm »
I’ve got to 46 and somehow this intriguing musician has largely escaped my attention.

Blimey.

I’ve been a massive fan since her first single (Dress) came out in 1991 and I still think she sounds fresh and exciting. Pretty much everything she has ever done has been awesome, but her early stuff still has a special place in my heart. 50ft Queenie still makes me smile every time I hear it. She was like an English feminist answer to Nirvana in those days, raw and furious, but also incredibly talented as a songwriter. She has refined and developed her writing over the years to become perhaps more “interesting”, and more broadly political, but it’s the visceral edge of her early stuff that I like best.

Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 02:53:44 pm »
Just cut the lawn to: To Bring You My Love and Let England Shake. Her albums are good value over on iTunes.

Loving it. Still don’t know how she slipped through the net.

I really appreciate your ideas upthread. What’s her crack? Political, folky, arty? I know nothing about her.


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Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2020, 09:15:10 pm »
Just cut the lawn to: To Bring You My Love and Let England Shake. Her albums are good value over on iTunes.

Loving it. Still don’t know how she slipped through the net.

I really appreciate your ideas upthread. What’s her crack? Political, folky, arty? I know nothing about her.


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She's a Yeovil lass.  I'm sure being born & brought up there would anyone a different perspective.

Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 12:49:13 pm »
I think I'm right in thinking she's the only double Mercury winner

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Re: Any PJ Harvey Fans on Here?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2020, 12:53:30 pm »
Dirty pillows!

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