Wednesday, October 31, 2007



Light from my computer's monitor cuts the stygian darkness. Slowly a progress bar crept across the screen. 61% ... 62% ... 63%. Little did I know the horrors that awaited me upon completion of the download ... The horrors of VOO DOO!

Up from the graveyard of music video past that is YouTube rose VOO DOO! Watching the video seemed like a good idea at the time. I really like Rachel Sweet's voice. I knew her career suffered from pretty extreme mismanagement, but, I thought, how bad could it be?

I could scarcely have predicted the terror of VOO DOO!

SHIVER ... at the sight of an artist with a unique vocal talent being given material that in no way makes use of that talent!

SHUDDER ... at the "come hither" looks that come off as "Look out! I'm going to vomit!"

SHAKE WITH FEAR ... at the not-quite-a-sweatshirt, not-quite-a-night-dress outfit!

Seriously, check it out. See if you can resist the pull of evil from ... VOO DOO!


Little post for Halloween here, 'One Weekend Under A Groove' finale is coming next ....


Jason said...

I would do her.

Dave said...

The song is catchy as all get out too. It is a good song which could have been done by any 80s pop princess. A shame really, since what is great about Sweet as a performer is almost completely missing. I really think with proper development of her career we'd be speaking of her in the same breath as Janis Joplin rather than remembering her as someone who had a minor hit in the early 80s and has done movie work ...

But, yeah, she is purdy.