Gemma Ray / Island Fire
Album: Island Fire   Collection:General
Artist:Gemma Ray   Added:Apr 2012
Label:Bronzerat Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-05 Pull Date: 2012-07-08
Week Ending: Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 20
Airplays: 2 3 1 3 3 2 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 03, 2013: Top 100 Albums of 2012
Trou De Loup
4. Jul 03, 2012: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Bring Ring Ring Yeah
2. Jan 01, 2013: Meow: The Best Of 2012
Fire House
5. Jun 30, 2012: Modern Donkey
Rescue Me
3. Jul 06, 2012: Time Traveler
Fire House
6. Jun 26, 2012: Meow
Fire House

Album Review
Mister Esquire
Reviewed 2012-04-28
as reviewed by Mister Esquire.

chanteuse and chanteusey.
here's the deal: nick cave is sick of being nick cave -he just can't deal with all the late nights, substance abuse, and little neo goth groupies pestering him all the time. so, what does nick cave do? that's right: he goes to helsinki to get a sex change.
and now nick cave goes by the name...gemma ray.
RIYL: cave, leonard cohen, anna calvi, ed wood, et al.
(note: tracks 13&14 are an exception...)

*1. slowly coming in, shimmers, chuggy strum along.
2. sweet, cloying 60's countryish pop.
*3. I know it's you nick! (you little tenderloin surprise.)
*4. theremin, cool and haunty. like something for a lynch flick.
*5. BEST TRACK: awwww (mew)
6. ooooo...gothy. (as done by sade)
*7. real slow, silent begin. gets reverby guitary.
*8. BEST TRACK II: theremin, cool and haunty. like something from an ed wood flick. (mew. I know it's you...nick cave.)
9. neo-oriental sound. let us lounge! (and order mimosas!)
10. kinda reminds me of 'time after time' by cyndi lauper.
*11. i imagine kittens singing this as they steal catnip.
*12. synth start, kinda clockwork orangey. sounds like something they'd play at a kids doctor...while they waited to get ludavico'd .
the exceptions: 13&14 are bonus tracks. nick, i mean, gemma, did a 7' w/ the maal brothers. cover of sparks songs. I decided not to factor these tracks regarding overall meows.
13. kinda cool.
14. kinda sucks.

Track Listing
1. Alight! Alive!   8. Rescue Me
2. Put Your Brain In Gear   9. They All Wanted A Slice
3. Runaway   10. I Can See You
4. Trou De Loup   11. Bring Ring Ring Yeah
5. Fire House   12. Here Comes The Light
6. Flood And A Fire   13. How Do I Get To Carnegie Hall?
7. Make It Happen   14. Eaten By The Monster Of Love