Thursday, 10 December 2009
The Space Lady aka Suzy Soundz
The Space Lady, i have no idea where to start with this. This music is incredible, minimal flourishing phased synthesizers underneath the most beautiful delia derbyshire/white noise esque vocal. Her story and my personal favourite Major Tom are on her myspace have a look here...
i found out about the space lady when i was looking for a cover version i had of Shakin' all over someone had put on a compilation for me, it turned out to be Drinking Electricity but while i was looking, the unbelievable space lady turned up! with a cover of the same song! I was taken aback, she looked fantastic, her story was so brilliant and i loved how heavenly and simple the sounds she was creating made shakin all over, a song known to be a hell raising rock n roll sleazer sound like an innocent astral fairytale of one space ladys untainted sexual exploits and her casio. With all over versions i know myself of this song, there has been no other version like it, they're all pent up explosions of excitement which johnny kidds bursts of guitar are nothing more than a show of a boundless adolescent's release of joy, sex and love through that bone shattering key hook we all know so well. But this is played softly, quietly and delicately, so the whole content and idea of the song is turned on it's arse. Shakin' all over is one of those songs like when you see those videos of the beatles or the stones playing in the early sixties and you can see the screaming audiences unable to control themselves, those girls with the uncontrollable 'shakes' and screams of excitement, that electrifying uncontrollable feeling created by these kinds of songs, like satisfaction by the stones, that do these marvellous things to a person, those shakes and shivers that one mustn't talk about at the dinner table, this is what this song is supposed to make you feel like, It's loud, it's raw and animalistic but our Space Lady delivers something so pure and beautifully different that it sort of makes the original and all other versions that have come before completely obsolete, You just have to listen to those beautiful minimal electronics and punching zuckerzeit drum machines to know johnny kidd wishes he could of traded his strat for a casio back in 1960! enough chit chat and wallop, here's to the almighty space lady!