“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 up with … Full Descriptionone 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 ‘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.”
John Paul Jones (lap steel guitar, bass); Pete Thomas (drums).
Personnel includes: Diamanda Galas (vocals, piano, Hammond B-3 organ);
Entertainment Weekly (9/23/94, p.70) - “…Led Zeppelin bassist Jones and Pete Thomas join the demonic diva to form a power-mad trio on Galas’ most rocking album yet…” - Rating: B
Musician (11/94, p.88) - “…At times, THE SPORTING LIFE sounds like the best album Led Zeppelin never made, with Galas’ acrobatic, banshee-giving- birth caterwaul subbing for Jimmy Page feedback in a newfangled power trio…”
Edited by mirrorball95 on 16 Dec 2010, 15:15
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