PJ HARVEY Released Her Raw Feminist Manifesto ‘RID OF ME’ 25 Years Ago Today…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

4 May 2018


Album: RID OF ME – second LP – produced by Steve Albini

Released: 4 May 1993 – 25 years ago

BBC MUSIC wrote: “The artwork is striking, an apparently topless Harvey flicking a head of entrails-alike hair from, presumably, a bathroom body of water, and the music contained within the packaging is equally as memorable. Largely recorded alongside celebrated engineer Steve Albini, who allows each compositional element space to flex and flail, it’s a collection of songs so close to the bone of subject matter that to cut them would simply blunt the blade. Several years on, Harvey’s much-imitated style sounds remarkably fresh, her passion complemented by some enthrallingly naked musicianship. A tough listen then, even at its comparative prettiest, but an essential one that demands your attention from beginning to end.” Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Raw, emotional, profound, wayward, therapeutic
and highly intense performance. One of her most honest, wholehearted and
angry-blooded achievements in her rich career.

THREE TOP TRACKS: 50 Ft Queenie / Rid Of Me / Yuri-G

1/ 50 FT QUEENIE Hey I’m one big queen / No one can stop me

2/ RID OF MEstunning title track

3/ YURI-Gspitting live version – superb

Album in full

PJ HARVEY Website – Facebook – Twitter

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