Sunday, April 19, 2009

Diamanda Galas with John Paul Jones : The Sporting Life 1994

Born in San Diego, California , the daughter of Greek immigrants ( from Mani ) , Galas began studying the piano at the age of five. She studied jazz and classical music , training which reveals itself throughout all her work. She studied a wide range of musical forms , as well as visual-art performance , before moving to Europe. There she made her performance debut at the Festival d'Avignon in France in 1979 , performing the lead in the opera , "Un Jour comme un autre " , by composer Vinko Globokar , based upon the Amnesty International documentation of the arrest and torture of a Turkish woman for alleged treason.
Her work first garnered widespread attention with the controversial 1991 live recording of the album " Plague Mass " (1984 - End of the Epidemic) in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York. With it , Galas attacked the Roman Catholic Church ( and society in general ) for its indifference to AIDS using biblical texts.
Galas often shrieks , howls , and seems to imitate glossolalia in her performances. Her works largely concentrate on the topics of suffering , despair , condemnation , injustice and loss of dignity.
In 1994 , Galas collaborated with Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones , a longtime admirer of the singer. The resultant record , " The Sporting Life " , while containing much of Galas's trademark vocal gymnastics , is probably the closest she has ever come to rock music , and is comprised of nearly all original material.

Τι πανεμορφα μαυρα λουλουδια βγαζει η Μανη ρε καριοληδες !!!

Side one

1. Skotoseme 6:27
2. Do You Take This Man? 6:09
3. Dark End of the Street 2:43
4. You're Mine 5:10
5. Tony 5:37

Side two

1. Devil's Rodeo 5:37
2. The Sporting Life 5:45
3. Baby's Insane 4:39
4. Last Man Down 4:50
5. Hex 8:04

Size 127 MB
Label : Mute Records
Format : LP
Made in UK
Bitrate 320

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  1. tou diaolou pramata

  2. SEXTO NOBLE DE KHARÉDecember 9, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Muchas gracias.