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Pure

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
If you live in New York, then chances are good that either you or someone you know has once been the Golden Palominos' singer. With Pure it was Lori Carson's turn, and she was just what this occasionally brilliant but frequently unfocused band needed. This is probably the Palominos' first great album unless you count the group's brilliantly abrasive debut. What's the difference this time? Easy: focus, cogency, and discipline. Also funky, up-to-the-minute beats percolating under Carson's diaphanous vocals and supporting her intelligent if sometimes overly precious lyrics. Notice how her unbelievably sexy whisper on "Heaven" rubs up against Bill Laswell's ironclad bass; try...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
If you live in New York, then chances are good that either you or someone you know has once been the Golden Palominos' singer. With Pure it was Lori Carson's turn, and she was just what this occasionally brilliant but frequently unfocused band needed. This is probably the Palominos' first great album unless you count the group's brilliantly abrasive debut. What's the difference this time? Easy: focus, cogency, and discipline. Also funky, up-to-the-minute beats percolating under Carson's diaphanous vocals and supporting her intelligent if sometimes overly precious lyrics. Notice how her unbelievably sexy whisper on "Heaven" rubs up against Bill Laswell's ironclad bass; try not to notice the lyrics on "No Skin" "This dark and secret crime/Cruelty masked as something kind", and instead luxuriate in the dark and lovely atmospherics. Very, very nice. That's Bootsy Collins playing rhythm guitar, by the way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/1994
  • Label: Restless Records
  • UPC: 018777276146
  • Catalog Number: 72761

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little Suicides (4:44)
  2. 2 Heaven (4:52)
  3. 3 Anything (6:10)
  4. 4 Wings (6:17)
  5. 5 Pure (5:57)
  6. 6 No Skin (6:47)
  7. 7 Gun (6:09)
  8. 8 Break in the Road (4:24)
  9. 9 Touch You (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Golden Palominos Primary Artist
Bill Laswell Bass, Group Member
Lori Carson Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Bootsy Collins Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Group Member
Knox Chandler Electric Guitar, Group Member
Anton Fier Drums, Loops, Group Member
Amanda Kramer Keyboards, Group Member
Nicky Skopelitis Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric), Group Member
Lydia Kavanagh Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Bruce Calder Engineer
Anton Fier Programming, Producer
Oz Fritz Engineer
Garry Rindfuss Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Andy VanDette Digital Editing
Rich Costey Engineer
Matt Stein Engineer
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