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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm 
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This is a few days early, I know, but The Quietus already has their retrospective up. It's a great read, give it a look.

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In 1995, Polly Harvey reinvented herself as a pink catsuit-wearing vamp peddling an album of stormy gothic American blues. But was it really such a surprise? Ben Hewitt argues the transformation only put up in lights what Harvey had already shown: she was an actor as much as a singer


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:35 am 
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Sorry for not getting this post up sooner :blush:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:33 pm 
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No worries :)

Discogs also has a retrospective up!

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Though now twenty-five years old officially on February 27, there are few – if any – albums that successfully navigate the treacherous seas of creativity, weirdness, beauty, and intelligence on such a mythic level, appealing to the casual fan and the devoted purist alike.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:56 pm 
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Some comments from Joe Gore on this tour...

Q;Your PJ Harvey show at Glastonbury looked incredible.

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For my money, that was the most exciting concert I’ve ever played. It was my favorite show that I played with Polly. The quality of the shows varied a lot. Polly was in a great deal of emotional back-and-forth about whether she wanted to be a slick, tight, knock-em-over-the-head rock pop star, or a gnomic cult singer songwriter not at all interested in pandering to the audience. She was only 25 at the time, and it was back-and-forth a lot. We’d have one show that would be very put together, and then she’d have a change of heart and do a show that was more willfully amateurish and ramshackle, less lights and production, less volume and less transition. That was a dynamic that went back-and-forth for a lot of the time that I was playing with her. But the Glastonbury show was the pinnacle of the big tight rock show.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:54 am 
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^ Excellent read! Thanks for posting.

Joe wrote another anecdote about the time David Bowie wanted to play a duet with PJ, but she would only do it with her band, not his, so it never happened. That article is also great, but more about Bowie:
https://tonefiend.com/music/brushes-with-bowie/

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