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A rush of hypercharged, well written punk pop.
D. Mok | Los Angeles, CA | 01/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Colleen Fitzpatrick (Vitamin C)'s music is brainless pop-radio fodder now, but back when she was lead singer of New York-based punk combo Eve's Plum, she was all edge and pure rock attitude.And she had the musicianship to back it up. Michael Kotch's thick guitar arrangements make him sound like more than one guitarist; Ben Kotch's breakneck power drumming is reminiscent of Pearl Jam's Dave Abbruzzeese and Slayer's Dave Lombardo; and Fitzpatrick herself spat, snarled and ground up her lyrics in the grand tradition of the best punk vocalists like Johnny Rotten. But she had an impressive voice as well, sweet as sugar when she wants it to be, but capable of soaring highs and whispered lows. "Blue", "I Want It All" and "I Might Die" has this band baring its fangs and ripping you to shreds, while "Kiss Your Feet", "Venus Meets Pluto" and hidden track "Envy" are as quiet as the tenderest songs by Lush. Eve's Plum's special magic comes through the strongest on "Die Like Someone" where the ugly meets the beautiful, buzzsaw chords accompanying Fitzpatrick's amazing lead vocal, going from vulnerable and soulful to a fierce snarl. There's no song in '90s alt-rock quite like it.Eve's Plum disappeared from the scene with limited fanfare, probably because it goes to such extremes with its music that the record business didn't know what to do with it. It was a real shame, because this band not only had a brawny, instantly memorable sound, its songwriting and arrangements were also well honed. Fitzpatrick would find much bigger success as Vitamin C, but Envy will always remain her strongest musical statement."
Most underated band EVER
D. C. Jorgensen | long island ny | 03/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Envy and Cheery Alive are great cds that unfortunately few have had the chance to listen to. Envy did at least have some airplay, but the tragedy lies with the abandonment of their follow up disc. This band has a brief history, but every song they recorded is really good, no stinkers anywhere. Colleen has a great voice for rock/alt/pop, and the band is accomplished. From moody melodies to fast tempo, up beat and fresh arrangements, I hope these guys made some money because they deserve to be famous rock stars."
Where's the Envy?
Cindy Caldwell | Atlanta, GA | 08/14/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered Eve's Plum while working in college radio in Boston back in '93. I came across a cassette single for "Blue" and instantly fell in love with the title track as well as another song on the single, "Envy" (which I think is their best song).
So I recently purchased the album Envy thinking the title track had to be a hidden track. I was right, there is a little teaser of "Envy" as the last track, except it fades out as the song just gets going. I don't know why they did that, or maybe I got a bum copy. Anyway, if you're a fan of Eve's Plum (don't get me started on Vitamin C), and you haven't heard "Envy" the song, I highly recommend you find the single of "Blue."
Other than that, while I find the album entertaining and good for roadtrips, the rest of the album just didn't grip me as much as when I heard "Blue" and "Envy" years ago. You can hear a lot of Debbie Harry influence, almost too much of it."