Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls|
Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
dmaxlpillette | South Central PA | 06/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is from ex-Penetration lead singer Pauline Murray & her follow up band Invisible Girls. I was a "punk" in 1980 who owned the 7" from Penetration: Firing Squad. I loved that song and the b-side NEVERr. Found myself in a small shop in Greenwich Village one evening, near closing, and the clerk was spinning an amazing single. Turned out to be Dream Sequences by Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls. I snapped it up, then busted my ass to afford the album.
This release from 1980. Britain and the US were on the verge of the age of Reagan and Thatcher. And this is like a hauntingly beautiful cry in the wilderness. Like Cassandra wailing against the pounding surf of the bleak future - the encroaching slavation of mankind.
Pauline Murray has a soulful edge to her voice and delivers her poetic visionary lyrics against a deep blue background of sound that serves to alternately soothe and disquiet. A Masterpiece of post-Punk lushness and beauty. Get your hands on it - Wow."
Crossover between touching pop and a Joy Division-production
C. J. Van Hall | Arnhem, The Netherlands | 10/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really love this album. I bought it in 1980 as friends of mine played songs of this album on their pirate radiostation at the time. I really think this album has great vallue. The music is produced by the late Martin Hannett (of joy Division and Magazine production fame) and he did a fine job. Unfortunately, it was the only effort on album. Fortunately the beautiful 'Animal Crazy' and former 10" record is present too as a bonus !! Two very good reasons to get this one cd.
I love the voice of Pauline Murray, and it really settles well with the Hannett production. The songs vary in nature, but all have their quality. I can't believe so few people discovered this album.... I believe even now she deserves a chance from a larger audience. Always will have very warm feelings for this album. Love to play it over and over. It somehow gets to you, and the songs easily pop up in your mind, which is more than pleasant."