Fanny Walked the Earth

Fanny Walked the Earth

by Fanny Walked the EarthFanny Walked the Earth




Fanny split in 1974 but their legacy grew over the decades, leading to occasional live dates in the 2000s. Ten years later, June and Jean Millington reunited with Brie Howard -- a drummer who played with the band in 1974, after June left the group -- and decided this was good enough to make it a permanent concern under the name Fanny Walked the Earth. Assisted by several female rockers who followed in their path, Fanny Walked the Earth recorded a brand-new self-titled album for a 2018 release. Given that the Millington sisters and Howard are a few years older than they were in the '70s, it's appropriate that Fanny Walked the Earth aren't as hard-edged as Fanny, but that's also the appeal of this record. There's a warmth in the trio's interplay, a quality that's underscored by the cameos -- the younger generations are also saluted in song on "Girls on the Road," which tells the tale of Fanny and their legacy -- and that's charming, particularly because Fanny Walked the Earth seem to be having a great time writing songs about the past and present. They may not be as loud as they were in the '70s, but Fanny Walked the Earth still value harmony -- both in the musical and spiritual sense -- and write strong, melodic tunes, which makes this an appealingly understated comeback.

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Release Date: 03/02/2018
Label: Blue Elan Records
UPC: 0762183450620
catalogNumber: 1071

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