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Syd Straw


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Syd Straw is an American rock singer and songwriter. She began her career singing backup for Pat Benatar, then joined the Golden Palominos (also including Michael Stipe, Matthew Sweet, and Anton Fier). She released her first album, Surprise, in 1989; it featured contributions by Stipe, Fier, Richard Thompson, Peter Blegvad, and a number of other well-known musicians. A second album, War and Peace, appeared in 1996. Recorded with a relatively obscure Midwest rock group called the Skeletons, it chronicled a brief and unhappy romance. Her long-awaited third full length, entitled Pink Velour, saw digital release in June, 2008, rewarding fans’ patience with some of her most reflective songwriting to date, tempered with her trademark lyrical whimsy. A frequent backup singer and contributor to duets with other musicians, Straw has also maintained an intermittent acting career, appearing on the television shows The Adventures of Pete & Pete and Tales of the City.

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  • godzillajoe2k10

    Does she do the Heartwreck shows on Valentine's Day?

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • mickeyglitter

    My sphinx is a damn jinx.

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • soundwall

    just, i love you syd.

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • manonadune

    One of the best gigs I've ever seen was Syd Straw, Peter Blegvad and John Greaves at the 12 Bar.

    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • itsreciprocal

    WHY? not y, WHY?

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Siiilent

    Miss Fingerwood, I love you!

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • wowugotit

    Pink Velour is really a fantastic album. I'm thoroughly enjoying it!!! You can buy the CD at CD Baby or download it at downloads.

    29 Jun 2008 Reply
  • wagz2it

    DON'T MISS Syd's Pink Velour release party November 17 at Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington VT!

    27 Oct 2007 Reply

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