02.Do You Take This Man?
03.Dark End of the Street
07.Sporting Life, The
09.Last Man Down
No one is quite like Diamanda Galas. Who else could draw comparisons to Grace Jones, Mahalia Jackson, and Flatula Lee Roth from Tragic Mulatto, all uttered in one reverent breath?And who else but the diva of vocal gymnastics could team upwith one of rock's heaviest bassists, Led Zeppelin's legendary John Paul Jones?
Emerging triumphant from this collaboration, Galas drags her new album THE SPORTING LIFE over her shoulder like a fresh kill. She whinnies like a horse through songs like "The Devil's Rodeo", while the title track finds her hurling insults like Rita Hayworth's character in "Gilda" screaming, "I don't like him, let's kill him!"
Ms. Galas is no one to mess with. She's a vicious trilingual temptress teamed up with an equally adept bassist, and the resulting SPORTING LIFE is an equally harsh yet beautiful new album.