The Joup Friday Album: The Geraldine Fibbers

Geraldine FibbersCarla Bozulich is a powerhouse vocalist and the Geraldine Fibbers are one of the great, unsung bands swept up and then forgotten by the “Alternative Music” tide of the mid-90s. Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home has its more rudimentary moments, but overall this is a snapshot of a band poised to become something greater.

I’ve been re-acquainting myself with a lot of the music in my collection that has gotten passed over in favor of newer stuff, and after a perfunctory listen to this album earlier in the week, I’ve found several of the songs on the Fibber’s 1995 major label debut swirling through my head at odd times. Bozulich’s voice is both vulnerable  at moments – almost to a childish degree (not a complaint) and insanely confrontational. She’d used this same approach on the Barry Adamson-produced Ethyl Meatplow project she did with John Napier, but here there’s a different context. Meatplow is harsh and industrial almost all the way through; Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home feels more personal and organic, and for that it’s not right for every moment, but let’s front-load our Friday with it and see where that gets us, shall we?

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Shawn C Baker

Shawn C Baker

Shawn lives in Los Angeles where he co-hosts Drinking w/ Comics, writes screenplays and fiction and has been known to drink quite a bit of beer. Good beer.

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