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Genres: Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Blackgirls
Title: Procedure
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Red Distribution, in
Release Date: 5/14/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 035498001710, 035498001727, 035498001741

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Blackgirls rocked my world...
Heather Hyrka | Nashville, TN United States | 07/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I was a young thing in college a dear friend of mine gave me this album, for the next 6 months it was the only album I listened to.I went thru so many emotions with this record, so many of the songs reflected my life at that time, and even now when I listen to "door/window" I still get chills.I just wonder if there's some kind of website for them I would love to know some of the harder to understand lyrics, like words from "bathtub" I love that song, but can't quite make out all the words, even after all this time...I would recomend this album highly and "Happy" too."
Brilliant spawn of Sylvia Plath and Kronos Quartet.
Heather Hyrka | 07/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"in case most of you squints didn't know better, blackgirls were alternative when alternative wuddn't cool and it wuddn't yet wearing flannel.there was dana kletter (piano/guitar) and lee johnson (guitar) both writing and singing their own songs, with hollis brown's violin practically its own lyricist.lee johnson takes some getting used to, but scores points for singing her lyrics exactly as they demand to be sung. a little scary to some but sublime to those willing to meet her on her terms.dana kletter's songs contributions to procedure are, as observed, devastating. she writes as one who has come to terms with her own insecurities, and is removed enough from her ego to find her flaws a source of humor. her voice and melodies could melt glass.not surprised this is out of stock. its your loss."
Chamber folk music, with cynical laugh & cry outloud lyrics.
Heather Hyrka | 08/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Defiantly uncategorizeable, the blackgirls are truly an underappreciated gem-of-a-band. Songcraft and singing duties are evenly split between Dana Kletter (piano, gorgeous voice) and Eugenia Lee (guitar, challenging voice). Kletter's meloncholy pieces are consistently lucid, lyrical and extremely personal (sounding a little like a less-theatrical, more confessional version of Tori Amos). Like Amos, her beautiful voice is evenly matched with a keen insight and easy wit (you just can't beat lyrics like, "The boys I thought beautiful are dead, or in law school"). Lee opts for more of a "piss-and-vinegar" approach to expressing her angst, with mostly positive results. Her unsteady vocals are often perfect for the material (perfect for her standout track "Loser" on the first album), but as often are just difficult to listen to. Her lyrical approach tends toward the confrontational ("and at my job there is this bitch, she cleaned my desk 'it was a mess!'") but, on those occasional toned-down tunes ("Mother"), it is more than sufficient. Although a few of the tunes make for difficult listening, the vast majority of songs on both "Procedure" and the second blackgirls album "Happy" are first-rate executions of beautiful, often brilliant compositions."