Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ted's Song of the Week - 8/30/06

Sister Soleil

Every once in awhile, there are certain songs that somehow lodge themselves in my brain and make a permanent home there. More often than not, I never catch the name of the track or artist and am forced to suffer through the thought that I may never hear such music again. Therefore, on the occasion that I discover the true identity of the track, I hunt down a copy of it wherever possible. Believe it or not, you can't download everything.

Released in the late 90's, "Red" was a regional hit and found modest airplay on a radio station that my friends and I listened to often. The DJ's hyped up Sister Soleil to be the "next big thing", but this never came to be. This could be because the rest of the album was slightly mediocre. "Red" truly was the diamond in the rough on the album.

Long story short, after "Red" had long since disappeared from radio-play, I was left feeling slightly empty without the song in my collection. I spent almost five years tracking down a means to listen to it again. Of course, I wasn't losing sleep over it, but you know what I mean. I finally managed to find a copy of Soularium on for a reasonable price.

After hyping "Red" up this much, I imagine that one would think this song is one of the all-time greats. I'll have to stop you there, because you will be disapointed. However, the song is enjoyable and will remind many of bands like
Garbage and Republica.

Sister Soleil - Red

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