Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Rewind: Cat Power Moon Pix
I first heard of Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, via Much Music, Canada's answer to MTV. For whatever reason, in the late 90s, my cable system added the station to our basic package, and I soon discovered it was better than MTV. "Cross Bone Style," from Moon Pix was in heavy rotation than year, and I fell in love with its off-kilter, haunting melody. The video itself was lit bright white and hypnotic. And Chan was on roller skates.
The album didn't hit me right away. I hate when people call records "growers," but I think that aptly describes Moon Pix. My favorite track from that record is the sleepy/sad "Colors and the Kids."