Prolific front woman Karen Debiasse of the veteran group Girl On Top has issued two new MP3s that are simply terrific. IN A MOMENT clocks in at 3:05 and could be the backing tracks to a Marilyn Manson or Alice Cooper track. Debiasse’s smooth vocal treads lightly over husband Dave’s elegant guitar lines. Girl On Top has received airplay on Sirius/XM radio’s Chicks & Broads show hosted by legendary vocalist from Ten Wheel Drive, Genya Ravan, and this new music should get action on that satellite station as well.
The guitar solos are muted and fun, a slinky riff underneath with the lead work drifting from speaker to speaker. Raised to Die at 4:46 is the other side of the coin, and perhaps my favorite Girl On Top tune to date. A Pink Floyd-ish tremolo guitar is accompanied by a haunting Debiasse vocal with heartfelt lyrics. Think til tuesday in a pensive moment, a kind of subconscious sequel to Voices Carry … “I close my eyes…but I could see everything…” the music getting more demanding, along with the vocal work. Thought provoking, eerie and both a unique listening experience and somber bit of poetry. As stated, probably the best Girl on Top moment yet, a best moment of many.
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