Thursday, April 21, 2011
TRACK DU JOUR: ZAZ TURNED BLUE
I was lucky enough to catch Polly Jean Harvey perform live at Terminal 5 last night as part of her Let England Shake tour. She reminded me how big she can sound despite her petite appearance. Her mic, however, was quite treble heavy from the get go and sounded shrill during the songs from the newest album, which she played in its entirety starting at the beginning of the show.
I would have preferred a seated venue this time around had I known she wouldn't be rocking out (though she did play Big Exit as an encore). To her credit, she seamlessly worked in tracks from Is This Desire? which sounded fantastic when played along with her newer stuff. A favorite PJ song of mine that appeared on a lounge compilation long ago would have also worked well last night, which is why I've chosen it as today's track du jour. Enjoy a rarer PJ gem called Zaz Turns Blue.