Genya Ravan :: ICON

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Genya Ravan, geboren als Genya Zelkowitz in 1945 in Polen en later met haar ouders gevlucht naar de Verenigde Staten, is een van de belangrijkste vrouwen in de geschiedenis van de popmuziek. Zij formeerde in de jaren zestig de eerste hard rockende damesgroep Goldie & The Gingerbreads, speelde later in Ten Wheel Drive produceerde de beste platen van punkpioniers de Dead Boys, schreef het autobiografische boek Lollipop Lounge en is een invloedrijke discjockey op Sirius/XM. Nu, op 74-jarige leeftijd komt ze met de zeer geslaagde soloplaat Icon, een toffe muzikale combi van Phil Spector, ballads, sixties punk, Ramones en power pop. Goede eigen nummers en verrassende covers van Humble Pie (Fool For A Pretty Face), Elvis Costello (Pump It Up) en Frankie Miller (When I’m Away From You).

Today, Genya Ravan has come full circle with a brand new album… ‘Icon’. Mirroring her life, accomplishments, and the road she influenced and paved, Icon is filled with blood, sweat and tears, rock n’ roll, the glitter of glam, a punk rock attitude, garage rock spirit, raw energy, anthems, ballads, heart and soul. Featuring the lead single “Enough Is Enough” penned by Genya and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, original Blackheart Ricky Byrd we are served up an awakening of rock n’ roll swagger Mick and Keef would be envious of.
There is so much, as this story tells more with the smokey lounge inspired “Comin Up The Hardway”, to the alt-country twang and story-telling of “Away From You”, from the Faces-esque big stage strut of “Fool For A Pretty Face” and her punk rock, autobiographical tale of CBGBS in “Don’t Go In The Bathroom”, to the late night NYC dive bar echoes of “Hard Way Out” and the oohhs, aahhs, and street corner doo wop girl group wall of sound of “Mean It”, Icon takes you on an ambitious, inspired musical journey into the life of a true pioneer. Genya Ravan has lived it, has given to it, and now delivers it.

Tracks
Comin Up The Hardway
Don’t Go In The Bathroom
Enough Is Enough
Fooled You This Time
Gypsy Caravan
Pump It Up
Hard Way Out
He Gaot Me (Ehen He Got His Pants On)
Kisses In The Dark
Mean It
Just Wanna Feel Good
When I’m Away From You
Fool For A Pretty Face

Info
GENYA RAVAN Icon CD.pdf

Links
https://www.facebook.com/genya.ravan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genya_Ravan
https://rumbarrecords.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

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