Screamin' for My Supper [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While most of the late-'90s gaggle of girls with guitars want to whisper secrets in your ear, Beth Hart is more likely to grab you by the lapels and shout her innermost thoughts straight into your face, decorum be damned. Descended pretty directly from singers like Janis Joplin -- whom she recently portrayed in "Love, Janis," a stage musical that's soon to begin a national tour -- the rail-thin, railin' Angeleno is at her best when she eschews subtlety altogether, something she did more often on her major label debut than on this followup. Even so, Hart manages to cut to the quick on a passel of SCREAMING FOR MY SUPPER's best songs, most notably the cutting "L.A. Song ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While most of the late-'90s gaggle of girls with guitars want to whisper secrets in your ear, Beth Hart is more likely to grab you by the lapels and shout her innermost thoughts straight into your face, decorum be damned. Descended pretty directly from singers like Janis Joplin -- whom she recently portrayed in "Love, Janis," a stage musical that's soon to begin a national tour -- the rail-thin, railin' Angeleno is at her best when she eschews subtlety altogether, something she did more often on her major label debut than on this followup. Even so, Hart manages to cut to the quick on a passel of SCREAMING FOR MY SUPPER's best songs, most notably the cutting "L.A. Song Out of This Town." Hart's more over-the-top instincts are tamed a bit by a fastidious production job that pushes some tracks "Delicious Surprise," for one into Sheryl Crow territory, but when her own personality shines through, it's the real deal.
All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
L.A.-based rock singer Beth Hart released Screamin' for My Supper in 1999, three years after her debut, Immortal. Producing herself with help from longtime collaborator Tal Herzberg, and playing piano, keyboards, and arranging string sections, Screamin' for My Supper is a mature, fully realized sounding record. She kicks things off with "Just a Little Hole," a midtempo, smoldering cut with organ that gives it a blues/gospel feel. Hart's slightly raspy vocals complement things with a twinge of heartache and regret. "Delicious Surprise" is a punchy, roots-inflected rocker co-written with Glen Burtnik. "L.A. Song," the lead single, explores the darker side of sunny Southern California with gentle piano backing and hushed, understated vocals that make the song thought-provoking and compelling. Other noteworthy cuts include the slinky melody of "Is That Too Much to Ask," with an infectious chorus and smoking harmonica, and the poignant "By Her," which adds strings and accordion to the mix. Screamin' for My Supper is a confident effort that is a bit more rough-hewn than Sheryl Crow but fits comfortably into the same arena.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/1999
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678319228
  • Catalog Number: 83192
  • Sales rank: 9,850

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just a Little Hole (5:16)
  2. 2 Delicious Surprise (I Believe It) (3:48)
  3. 3 L.A. Song (3:55)
  4. 4 Is That Too Much to Ask (3:32)
  5. 5 By Her (4:08)
  6. 6 Get Your Shit Together (4:42)
  7. 7 Stay (4:49)
  8. 8 G.O.P. (4:00)
  9. 9 Skin (5:00)
  10. 10 Girls Say (3:44)
  11. 11 Sky Is Falling (4:34)
  12. 12 Mama (4:27)
  13. 13 Favorite Things (9:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beth Hart Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, fender rhodes
Chris Hammer Smith Harmonica
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Yolanda Adams Background Vocals
Benmont Tench Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Hammond Synth
Luis Conte Percussion
Kirstin Fife Strings
Stefanie Fife Strings
Aaron Gross Percussion
Gina Kronstadt Strings
Oliver Leiber Bass, Guitar
Lance Morrison Bass
David Raven Drums
Patrick Warren Accordion, Harmonium, chamberlain
Matt Laug Drums
Novi Novog Strings
John Shanks Guitar
Tristan Avakian Guitar
Jimmy Khoury Guitar
Kristin Fife Strings
Rocco Bidlovski Drums
Tal Herzberg Bass
ELaine Gibbs Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Joe Barresi Engineer
Oliver Leiber Programming, Producer, drum programming
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Barry Rudolph Engineer
Patrick Seymour Arranger, String Arrangements
Eric "ET" Thorngren Engineer
David Wolff Management
Beth Hart Arranger, Producer, Artwork, Orchestral Arrangements, Paintings, Concept Design
Jennifer Barbato Art Direction, Logo Design
Jason Flom Direction
Jaymes Foster-Levy Director, Direction
Jill Rose Artist Development
Larry Frazin Director, Direction
John A. Pinsky Logo Design
Tal Herzberg Programming, Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great recording

    A friend loaned me his copy of this CD. Now I have to buy my own. I really enjoyed this disc. Besides sounding somewhat reminiscent of Janis Joplin, the music and arrangements on this recording reminded me of many other artists, primarily from the sixties. I don't know if this is due to Beth's influence or her producer's, but I found it very enjoyable. Among the influences I heard in this music, The Beatles stood out the most, but I also heard some of the Stones in the drums, CSN&Y in some guitar riffs, Grace Slick (with the Jefferson Airplane) on another track. Her piano sounds to me like a hybrid of Elton John and Joni Mitchell at times. And yet the music sounds fresh, not derivative...almost a tribute. By the time I finished listening to this disc, I wanted to meet her, which is saying a lot. So, if you's like to hear a fresh, sixties-based rocker, check out this CD. It is now one of my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She knows how to rock!

    Screamin' for My Supper is awesome. I almost didn't buy the cd (cause I'm so cheap) but then I heard her live on VH1, her piano playing and soulfull screaming/singing sold me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beth Hart Rocks

    I think Beth Hart is one of, if not the, best new artist around today. She has a great voice. Her music is great and she just all around rocks. I enjoy her sound and the fact that she plays the piano is just icing on the cake. Keep up the great work, Beth.

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