Boomkat Product Review:
Capturing The Space Lady in her natural habitat - the streets of late '70s San Francisco - beaming messages of peace and harmony via cover versions of pop classics
The collection includes an ohrwurming 'Major Tom', the haunting 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' and a hypnotic version of 'Fly Like An Eagle' among others - and original material played on a then-new Casio keyboard (bought after her accordion was robbed) whilst typically dressed like some flamboyant character from a Greek play.
They're all taken from the only known recording of her legendary street performances (documented in the physical release's liner notes and archival photos), which has since become an outsider music classic feted by everyone from Erol Alkan (he included her take on 'Major Tom' in his 'Bugged In' mix for !K7) to Kutmah and John Maus.
Thanks to the fantastic Night School label for bringing this album to wider attention, it's easy to hear her music's influence on like-minded avant-pop music, from John Maus to Julia Holter and Group Rhoda, Pram, Laika, and far beyond. If you've got even the slightest interest in that sound, this record is just so damn good.