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Essra Mohawk
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Essra Mohawk
Title: Raindance
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Schoolkids Records
Original Release Date: 4/7/1995
Re-Release Date: 4/5/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 748775152820, 748775152844

CD Reviews

cacarlino | 08/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Essra's voice keeps getting better, really. Different, yes, but better in terms of control, expressiveness of emotion, heartbreak, and ultimately joy. And then there are the songs. Essra had been writing furiously for years since her last commercially-released album, "E-Turn" (which I quite like by the way - Sure, it may be "new wave," or whatever you wish to classify it as, but again, Essra has always been able to write a great batch of songs, regardless of style.), and many of them turned up on "Raindance." In fact, one of these songs, entitled "Stronger Than the Wind," was recorded by Tina Turner, and Tina's got great taste. Listen intently to the song "It's History" and tell me honestly that it did not stir your emotions and your heart."
Voice, Vision & Rock N Roll
cacarlino | 07/22/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Essra Mohawk is probably one of the most obscure artists who should have made it big. Her first album in 1968 on Frank Zappa's Bizarre label "This is Sandy Hurvitz" is a collector's item than can bring as much as $70. With her milestone "Primordial Lovers" on Reprise, the self-titled Asylum album, and several independent releases, she has created a body of work that is original and energetic. Her voice is one of the most distinctive with a rasp like a female Rod Stewart or Kim Carnes. When she sings with emotion, you know she's been there. This CD is a welcome addition to her work. "Love Can't Live With Lies" is probably one of the finest tunes crafted in recent years, one of those mid-tempo classics that if Celine Dion recorded, it'd hit the charts. "Raindance" has a powerful intelligence and not only keeps your foot tapping but can take you away. "Summer of Love" is another of my favorites. Essra is one of th! ose artists I search out. Whenever I find a new recording, it's a great day! Buy it! -- Lee Armstrong"
Stirs your soul and conscience
cacarlino | 06/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I do not own this cd, but heard the song It's History on launchast, and it is a very poignant and stirring song about the ravaging consequences of mankind's greed (anybody read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss?). This song will make you stop and think (you should be already) about what us nasty humans do to the earth and fellow mankind. Essra also sang some School House Rock songs (thought the name was familiar!)."