top of page
  • Writer's picturealbumwords200

21) PJ Harvey Dry

We think of PJ Harvey as a solo artist, but actually originally PJ Harvey were a trio with Polly joined by Steve Vaughan, bass and Rob Ellis on drums.


I remember hearing her on Peel and thinking, I like her, never thinking that this artist would give me many years of joy.


My friend wanted to see U2, I wasn’t a particular fan, but I agreed to go to Parkhead as PJ Harvey were supporting back in 1993 and I had just bought Dry. Their amps kept packing in and the vocals cut out and my friend informed me she was rotten, still better than Bono with his papier mache bloody head.


Oh My Lover is a great opener and if she had never released another note of music, she would be a legend to me for the wonderful thrashy Sheela-Na-Gig.


Harvey’s voice is strong and fantastic on this album, hear her soaring through Victory


Ellis pounds the hell out of his kit as they belt out Joe before the acoustic Plants and Rags, cellos and violins come in after a minute and a half and takes the song to another level.


The album ends with the rifftastic Water.


Critics said she was a talent to watch out for, they often say this, they were right this time.


8/10


GIVE IT A STREAM: Sheela-Na-Gig


99 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

177) White Stripes - Elephant

The White Stripes were one of those bands that I could take or leave. I would hear something and like it but never felt compelled to buy or download anything they released. Then I happened to a hear a

176) House Of All - Continuum

Remember a year ago we had the debut album from House Of All. If you don’t then give it a go as it was the album of 2023. They have returned a year later with their second album Continuum. Remember th

175) Redskins - Neither Washington Nor Moscow

You speak to people of a similar age about music, and you may mention a band, or artist and they say they have heard of them but never heard their music. It’s happened to me since I started writing th

Comments


bottom of page