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Musical interlude

In the 90s, arguably the best band playing in Boston was Spore. They were a noise rock outfit with the kind of dynamics that Nirvana would later turn into superstardom. Their songs might start sounding like a plaintive moan and would work their way to blistering raw noise. They also had a great sense of melody to hang all this noise on and make you want to keep listening, and to get the songs stuck in your head. Most songs made use of two vocalists, male and female, whose tones related to one another in a way similar to John Doe and Exene Cervenka from X.

The female vocalist, Mona Elliott, was in several other bands over the years, and has continuously released solo material. She gave me permission to share her latest, which I think is just lovely, making use of a rolling funky midtempo drumbeat and overlapping her own voice. It builds as much tension as Spore, without the splattering release--making it more powerful music, really.



She's made it available as a free download, so you can own it now!

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