Thursday, 9 April 2015
A few weeks ago Brian posted I'm Gonna Soothe You from Maria McKee's second album over at Linear Tracking Lives and his revelation that that album was the only one that he had by McKee prompted a few comments pointing him to various other high points in the singer's repertoire as a solo artist and also with her previous band Lone Justice. All this discussion brought back memories of a collaboration in the early nineties with Youth and Throb from Primal Scream, sending me on a quest to the cupboard of lost indie twelves. After a bit of searching and a good clean I put it on. It hasn't dated all that well although McKee's voice and Young's guitar are great, it's mainly the production very 1992 and reminded me of Zoe's Sunshine On A Rainy Day also produced by Youth a couple of years prior to Sweetest Child. On the flip there is a really horrible "Celtic Moon mix" which is best avoided. Probably not in anybody's Top Ten Maria McKee recordings but not too bad. I think I remember reading somewhere that she was living in either the UK or Ireland when this recording was made.
Sweetest Child - Sweetest Child (Extended mix)