Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Danielle Dax Bad Miss M Live|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The first ever DVD to feature Britains queen of Psychedelia Danielle Dax. She made her musical debut in 1979 as the keyboardist in the seven-piece Amy Turtle and the Crossroads; and then went on to front the Lemon Kittens.... more »
One Of My Favorites...
A.N. Matalon | Las Vegas, Nevada | 05/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this on cassette back in 1990 or so, after I saw the video for "Tomorrow Never Knows" on MTV of all places. I liked what she did with it, and I thought she was sexy... Sooooo, I bought the cassette. Best impulse buy ever. I must have listened to it over and over and over. Seriously, I know now this is supposed to have been her big 'commercial' album, but its one Ill always have. Then I lost the cassette a couple years later. Not happy. I immediately went out and found it on CD, as CD's were now the modus operandi of the music listener. (I believe its out of print now) I did a little research on her, and I have to say she is smart, funny, extremely creative and individualistic...And yes, sexy. I think she would probably raise an eyebrow at me saying I bought the album because she looked hot in the video... But I think shes also cool enough and would take it more as a compliment, especially since I went below the surface, so to speak. Back to the album. The cover is OK, but I prefer the one inside the lyric pages of her covered in muck, holding a gun. I refolded that pic out to be the 'new' cover'. I do this frequently with my CDs. ALL the songs are strong. No filler, no crap. All great. 'Daisy', 'Jehovah's Precious Stone', and especially the last track, '16 Candles'. '16 Candles' is my absolute favorite song on the disk. "...and still the girl he had left behind, keeps his memory strong. For she hopes in vain for her love's return, now 16 candles gone." Really beautiful. Thank you for that album, Danielle. I heard she was doing landscape architecture, or garden design, or something. I wish her all my best, and should you happen to come across 'Blast The Human Flower', get it."
One of the best albums you've never heard.
kevin m antonio | rumford, ri United States | 03/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back in the day, the local college radio station played "The Id Parade" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" a few times. Found out who did them, and took a chance buying the cd. It paid off.
A lot of hardcore Danielle Dax fans hate this; allegedly she sold out (How dare she work with Stephen Street?!?). Well, I've heard some of her other stuff, and I love this disc best of all. I'm a pop head, what can I say?
'Blast the Human Flower' (what does that MEAN?) opens with the hard charging "Id Parade", followed by "Tomorrow Never Knows", the Beatles song with a sly sample of the Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" thrown in at the end. Next up is "Big Blue '82" which would not have been out of place on a Cyndi Lauper album. And then... things get dark, darker with each song. But, they're all still catchy. "Bayou" is still baffling to me after all these years (heck, I'm still trying to fathom all these songs!). "King Crack" is the most menacing 2 1/2 minutes you'll ever hear. "Daisy" is a twisted love song... and from there it's all hopeless: "Dead Man Chill" (with the doomed lyric "As I sit in my gilded cage/you've thrown away the key), "The Living and Their Stillborn" (which reminds me of Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale'), "Jehovah's Precious Stone", and the dirge like "16 Candles" are relentless... and after it's all over, you'll want to hear the cd again and again.
Best Music You've Never Heard
R. J. Lowe | AZ Mountains | 08/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say? Danielle Dax is simply the best alternative music available. I bought Dark Adapted Eye when it first came out and Blast when it came out. DAE is "better" in many ways, but Blast is also great. Buy this album and DAE and you'll have many many replayable hours of aural stimulation & enjoyment! If you like early Kate Bush, very early Eurythmics (In The Garden or The Tourists albums), Act, or Propaganda, you'll probably like Dax."
Better than expected...
Rodolfo | Insane Diego | 03/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From before the "Blast The Human Flower" days, this concert has some crazy-headhurtin' editing (pre-videoeffects 80's) but the sound quality is better than I expected. I was a little put off by the fact that almost every song has a backing track, (essentially the records being played minus the main vocal track), so the band gets second status, but it's a small club, Dani is in fine form, and this is the only place to hear some of these tunes since the CD singles-collection is out of print and therefore very $. Definitely worth the ten-spot it took for me."