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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:42 pm 
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^ Thanks for posting that, what a lovely story. I'm not surprised Polly was drawn to early Savages shows, they were such an awesome, intense band. I haven't got round to buying Jehnny's new album yet but I'm very curious about it, so I'm sure it will make its way to my turntable soon.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:14 am 
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https://twitter.com/Pink/status/1275941134485741568


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:28 pm 
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hopewell wrote:
https://twitter.com/Pink/status/1275941134485741568


Cool. I have a sister who never understood my musical affection for PJ. But she likes Pink.

So this will definitely come in handy! :green:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:47 pm 
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Tool singer, Maynard James Keenan:

“What feels like heavy music to you, what has weight?”

“For me, the weight comes from mood, so I find a more creative space and a more productive space in a more moody piece.
So as far as weight, I think most people kind of think of weight in terms of Metallica, you know, some of the heavier bands – Slayer – but I find weight in things like PJ Harvey and Gillian Welch, and a band called Low.
That’s where I find weight – in those almost… they’re uplifting but emotionally sad, but because they’re sad, they’re uplifting to me.”


https://metalheadzone.com/tool-singer-maynard-james-keenan-refuses-a-commonly-accepted-fact-about-metallica/


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:44 pm 
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As if Polly doesn’t have plenty of music that’s actually heavy, Maynard. Whatever!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:37 pm 
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Elvis Costello! https://pitchfork.com/features/5-10-15- ... -his-life/

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I remember seeing PJ on The Tonight Show. She stood there with just a guitar and did “Rid of Me.” It was like seeing Howlin’ Wolf on Shindig! So great. And then I got the record [Rid of Me], and it was nowhere near as good, but it didn’t matter. For me, the record sounds like shit. That guy [Steve Albini] doesn’t know anything about production. He might be the second-worst producer of a great record after Jimmy Iovine, who totally fucked up [Bruce Springsteen’s] Darkness on the Edge of Town. It sounds like Bruce is in a fucking shoe box full of tissue paper. And that’s why 4-Track Demos is 20 times the version of the songs on the album, in terms of intensity and intent. What matters is her, what PJ is doing. There’s nobody like her.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:16 am 
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St. Vincent (Annie Clark) on A Perfect Day Elise, kind of similar to her comments in the video from 2014 linked earlier in the thread:

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Do you remember the first time you heard PJ Harvey? Annie Clark does.

"This was my introduction to PJ Harvey, on 120 Minutes on MTV. 120 Minutes was a show where they played rock music, hosted by Matt Pinfield.

"I saw this video in '98 or something, and I was just like, 'What the fuck is this? This is so cool. This scares me'."

"I went to the CD store the next day and I bought [Harvey's 1998 album Is This Desire?], and I bought [Harvey's 1995 album] To Bring You My Love, because the cover was like a fucked up Ophelia. I was like, 'What is this?'.

"At first I listened to Is This Desire? and I was like, 'I don't know, this scares me. There's something that really scares me here'. And then it became one of my absolute favourite records ever.

For Clark, the darkness of the music that came out of the UK in the late 90s was especially affecting.

"The late 90s in England, after the sunny side of the Britpop thing, it was just all this very narcotic music, like Portishead. Just this dark shit. It was really, really exciting.

"Anyway, this is a great song. PJ Harvey should be knighted, as far as I'm concerned."


https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-re ... u/13377112


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:27 pm 
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Low's Alan Sparhawk speaks about Polly being one of their major influences and recalls opening for her on the Hope Six tour:

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PJ’s been a lifelong anchor. I remember when Dry came out, we listened to that record so much, so much, so much. We followed her pretty heavily to when she went through to Albini, that 4-track stuff she did for Rid Of Me. It’s so harsh and raw and personal. That record is just one of the great out-on-a-limb recordings by a very original artist. We did some shows with her three or four years back and she ended up being the sweetest person. Really just made us feel special. She gave us a shot in the arm. I remember walking away from those shows feeling so legitimate and inspired. She just treated us like friends and equals. Sometimes that’s all you need to do.


(Low have just released a brilliant album called HEY WHAT, definitely one of the best things you will hear this year.)


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