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Diary of a Mod Housewife
Amy Rigby
Diary of a Mod Housewife
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Amy Rigby has earned her indie rock/cowpunk stripes as a member of the New York bands the Shams and Last Roundup. This album was produced in large part by Cars alumni Elliot Easton and the band includes country players (se...  more »

      
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All Artists: Amy Rigby
Title: Diary of a Mod Housewife
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Original Release Date: 8/20/1996
Release Date: 8/20/1996
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923792222

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Amy Rigby has earned her indie rock/cowpunk stripes as a member of the New York bands the Shams and Last Roundup. This album was produced in large part by Cars alumni Elliot Easton and the band includes country players (session vets Greg Leisz and Don Heffington) and rockers (Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo, Tony Maimone of They Might Be Giants). The result sometimes recalls Nick Lowe's early '80s recordings. Call it new wave country. The country portion of the equation comes from songwriter Rigby's plainspoken honesty. Her songs are set in the subway, the used book store, on the couch in front of the TV. --Steven Stolder

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A Gem -- Both the Album and the Artist
James Carragher | New York | 07/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw Amy Rigby tonight at the South Street Seaport in NYC. Under occasional strong rain that scattered the two or three hundred in attendance to cover, she did a fourteen or fifteen song set with the same irreverence, intelligence, vulnerability, and resilience that marks each of her albums. I'm still partial to this first one, for it includes at least a half dozen memorable slices of bittersweet life, both single and married. It concludes with We're Stronger Than That, a slightly off-key hymn to a struggling relationship that, she concludes, is worth keeping despite all its flaws. Before then, she dishes up Time for Me to Come Down, the very country flavored Beer and Kisses, Down Side of Love (left off her best of collection, 18 Again. Bad choice.), Knapsack, Just Someone I Had in Mind, and Don't Break the Heart (ditto on 18 Again). A great writer and observer ("That tingling feeling when you're first holding hands/Gives way to dealing with a list of demands." "We lived on beer and kisses/All hopped up on love and foam."), Rigby can also be a formidable rocker, here with a country edge, harder on some of her later CDs. She belongs in anyone's collection.

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Ohio Serendipity
Paul Gehred | Seoul Korea | 04/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I caught "Time for Me to Come Down" just as I got into the parking lot at work. Fortunately, I was little late already and had nothing to lose. I had to wait one more song to hear the DJ tell me it was Amy Rigby's. I laughed at the lyrics, and this song rocks very well. It amazes me that songs this good can be so hard to find. The rest of the album has it's charms but please, wizards out there, tell me why "Time for Me to Come Down" came and went with barely a ripple?"
Heart, brains, and a beat you can dance to.
mbpnyc | New York, NY United States | 06/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I happened to hear "Cynically Yours" from Amy Rigby's latest CD, "The Sugar Tree", and it just blew me away. I was hooked immediately. She's funny, scathing, and she ROCKS! No sweet folkie is Amy, although her songs are great to sing along with. Play "Don't Look at Me in That Tone of Voice", and just try to sit still. Buy all of her CDs for yourself, and then buy more for your friends - you'll make the world a better place!"