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"You might have forgotten about Carla Bozulich -- or never even heard of her, depending on your age -- but she hasn't forgotten L.A." - Carla Bozulich of Evangelista ponders her history with L.A. on the eve of her show with Godspeed You! Black Emperor. (previously)

* Music videos: Evangelista I, Iris Didn't Spell (live at Hemlock, SF), Truth is Dark like Outer Space (live at SXSW 2008), You Are a Jaguar and Underdog (Ash's Place, Brooklyn), Terrible Dragonfly
* Downloadble MP3s via carlabozulich.com
posted by mrgrimm (15 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
I wondered about Carla periodically out of fits of nostalgia after the Geraldine Fibbers dissolved. Basically anything she does is OK by me, and someday I hope she and PJ Harvey will form a duo.

In the spirit of the thing, here's two videos from my first exposure to her:


She was such a pretty one
she was such a real top notcher
always ahead of her time.


I saw you smear the mustard there
on the sheets and in your hair

posted by boo_radley at 4:30 PM on February 18, 2011


I like Carla. A few years ago she was playing out with a group called The Night Porter, and they were awesome, easily the equal of the Fibbers...but they never put out a record, it seems like the project fizzled out. The Evangelista stuff by contrast has just never clicked for me.
posted by anazgnos at 4:36 PM on February 18, 2011


I don't know from this, but her cover Of Redheaded Stranger is awe inspiring.
posted by OmieWise at 5:00 PM on February 18, 2011


I had no idea that Godspeed had gotten back together for a performance or were even planning to. I flipped out a little bit there. I haven't heard of Carla, but I'll be on the links. Thanks for the post!
posted by hellslinger at 5:39 PM on February 18, 2011


Oh fuck yeah this is some good music. Thanks mrgrimm.... I've been working on some new songs all day and this provides an excellent inspiration break.
posted by special agent conrad uno at 6:07 PM on February 18, 2011


Huh. I have tickets to that show. Loved the Geraldine Fibbers and always liked her solo stuff. But it seems a weird mix to Be opening for GY!BE.
posted by eyeballkid at 6:30 PM on February 18, 2011


Jesus. Wow. Fuck. This is good.
posted by twirlip at 7:35 PM on February 18, 2011


Thank you, mrgrimm. There is nothing like that deep down singing, it is just like being beaten to death by velvet. I wish quite badly that I was at that show right now. If you would pause your burning hatred of us for just long enough to file a report that would be nice, eyeballkid.
posted by melissa may at 9:12 PM on February 18, 2011


But it seems a weird mix to Be opening for GY!BE.

Members of Godspeed (and/or A Silver Mt. Zion) backed her up on at least one of her Evangelista albums, if not more, so she has a little history with them.
posted by anazgnos at 12:10 AM on February 19, 2011


I flipped out a little bit there.

Yeah ditto the not knowing about and the flipping.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:34 AM on February 19, 2011


OmieWise, I assume you know this, but just to clarify for others: it's not just a cover of the song "Red Headed Stranger," it's a remake of the entire album, done with the approval (and tangential participation) of Willie Nelson. And I enthusiastically second the awe-inspiring part.
posted by steambadger at 6:34 AM on February 19, 2011


Holy crap, this is awesome. The Evangelista stuff is soooo damned good.
posted by hellslinger at 3:30 PM on February 19, 2011


Yes, I meant her cover of the album.
posted by OmieWise at 3:47 PM on February 19, 2011


I saw Geraldine Fibbers in the late 1990s in Indianapolis opening for ... Joan Osborne, who was touring on her "God Was One of Us" song.

About 2/3 the audience ran for the lobby (many actually holding their ears). The rest leaned back and let the country-punk wash over us.

- johndan
posted by johndan at 7:42 PM on February 19, 2011


Lovedlovedloved the Fibbers. Still waiting for Carla to rip my heart out like that again.
posted by whuppy at 8:09 AM on February 21, 2011


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