Samstag, 23. Mai 2020

Annie Anxiety - Barbed Wire Halo (1981)

Annie Anxiety is a chanteuse/lyricist, multimedia artist and post-modern cabaret queen with a long, illustrious and eclectic recording career. Born in New York with no intention of a career in the arts, she pursued numerous jobs, crisscrossed the continent, and generally earned her poetic license until she found herself on stage at the legendary ‘Max’s Kansas City’, fronting the atonal, savage dance-rhythmed Asexuals at the sneak-in-the-back-door age of 16. After meeting Steve Ignorant from the band Crass on her doorstep a year later, she visited the United Kingdom for 2 weeks and stayed for over a decade. Through the years and numerous collaborations (Wolfgang Press, Crass, the ON-U Sound stable, Kid Congo Powers, Current 93, Nurse With Wound, the late Bim Sherman, Coil, Fini Tribe, Collapsed Lung, and many fine others) she refused to be restricted by labels and genres and continues to span the spectrum from jazz, reggae & hip-hop to torch and avant-garde.

"Barbed Wire Halo" was Annie's début record and was another beautifully designed release on the Crass label, the cover composed of very artistic, black and white photography by Eve Libertine. The actual two songs on the record, however, were 'difficult' to say the least and even though this may have meant they were simply ahead of their time, it still meant they failed to appeal to a good many people.


A Hello Horror
B Cyanide Tears

Annie Anxiety - Barbed Wire Halo (1981)
(ca. 256 kbps, cover art included)

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