Friday, September 26, 2008
Ooo Daddy Take Me Home!
This record is amazing!
I plucked this little pearl outta the stacks at the since defunct ‘Black Cat’ records (Ari from ‘Lifetime’s old gig) in Redbank New Jersey ages ago. From the general setup, I was bracing myself for a Ronnie Spector-esque jaunt through down-town Motown, but was floored when I heard this caterwaul.
Lil’ Donna Lou sounds just like a chick offa the streets of Bayonne. Every time I play this record I can practically smell the Aquanet and grape bubblegum. Donna manages to slur her way through these tunes like she has a nail appointment to keep and her boyfriend ‘Frankie’ is layin’ on the horn out front in the car (pronounced Caahh).
The band isn’t any better, the falsetto backing vocals practically lost beneath that puny sax honking away like a bicycle horn. I especially love that one late hit at the end of ‘Cadillac’ that sounds like the snare drum falling over. Pure genius!
Don’t misconstrue what I’m layin’ down as any form of detraction. This record is essential Rock & Roll! Take Donna home and give her the buisness, won’t cha!
White Cadillac – Donna Lou
Only Heaven Knows - Donna Lou