Genre: Alternative / Folk / Other
Location San Diego, California, US
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Last Login: 1/21/2013
Member Since 2/2/2006
Record Label POPULUXE RECORDS
Type of Label Indie
Bio.. .. .......... .. .. ..ADD YOURSELF TO THE CINDY LEE MAILING LIST.. .. .. ....Email.... .. .. .. .. .. .... .... .. .... ...... .. .. .. .. ..ABOUT THE SONGS..: ...."When Did Jesus Become A Republican..? Has as a guest harmony vocalist, underground comic book artist-Mary Fleener. She' s playing bass on that song too. Lead Guitar is Paul Therrio. Drums-my long time arranging partner Randy Hoffman-Randy is incredible-he played for MANY years with the avant-composer Harry Partch-plus Randy was very instrumental in the sounds on my Garage Orchestra and Straight Outta Marysville albums, then there's me. ....Forty Cent Raise.. is a duet with John Doe. When he said he'd be happy to "play George Jones to my Tammy Wynette" I took him up on the offer. Drums-Randy HOffman, Bass-Mary Fleener, Lead Guitar-Paul Therrio, and me." ....CINDY LEE BERRYHILL.. ..Cindy Lee Berryhill has reinvented herself yet again, this time as an anti-country songstress, with a relationship to country music as we know it similar to the relationship her 1987 "anti-folk" persona had to singer-songwriter folk music as we'd known it. ..On her new album, BELOVED STRANGER, Cindy Lee is backed and joined by a loose cast of alt-country players such as the Wigbillies, featuring multi-instrumentalist Paul Therrio and inccandescent underground comix star Mary Fleener (on bass guitar and harmony vocals). And by rising San Diego stars, alt-pop rock n roll duo the Truckee Brothers, on backing vocals (and additional drums) and Marcia Claire, playing bass on the title track and Jeff Berkley playing guitar on "Bars/Booze". The album also features John Doe of X and the Knitters, singing a joint lead vocal on Berryhill's working-girl song "Forty-Cent Raise." Dave Alvin plays guitar on a few songs and so does Lenny Kaye (long time guitarist for Patti Smith). Randy Hoffman of the Harry Partch Ensemble is present on drums and orchestral percussion. ..Featured on the album is Berryhill's much-downloaded new song about American politics, "When Did Jesus Become a Republican?". ..Berryhill arrived on the scene in 1987 with her universally acclaimed first album, Who's Gonna Save the World? (Rhino/Capitol) and her airplay/word-of-mouth hit song "Damn, I Wish I Was a Man" ("I'd be sexy with a belly like Jack Nicholson"), both of which established her as the first of a series of Girls With Attitude (So much so that the next to come along, Ani DiFranci, Alanis Morisettte, and Liz Phair, were surprised to find themselves being compared to this woman they'd never heard of!) Album and single and some U.S. and Europe TV appearances and a few tours (with Peter Buck, Christy Moore, and the Smithreens) won Cindy Lee some dedicated fans, including Beck, Freedy Johnston, Jim Carroll, Steve Poltz of San Diego's Rugburns, and many others. ..“More importantly, the Encinitas resident is one of the best songwriters to ever come out of the county, penning such alt-folk classics as "Damn, I Wish I Was a Man," "She Had Everything" and "Who's Gonna Save the World?" In that she's not had a new studio record in over a decade, it's little surprise that the collection of 11 songs on her new CD is as strong as she's produced since her debut. In "When Did Jesus Become a Republican?", "Forty Cent Raise" and the heartbreaking "Beloved Stranger," she has three songs as utterly perfect as her three above-named classics.”(* * * *A) ..–Jim Trageser, North County Times (Nov. 2007) .."Tomorrow's cult artist today. Berrryhill is as unconventional and inspired as any rock performer in America. She has moved further (and for what it's worth, moved me further) than any dozen mainstream '90s songwriers you care to mention." - ..Oeter Doggett, Record Collector, 1996.. (editor of RC and author of a good biography of Lou Reed). .."Squealing and swooping, Cindy Lee Berryhill's voice is a natural gas. Even more wondrous is the San Diego guitarist's arranging. To songs whose raw, free ecstasies recall Patti Smith, Berryhill adds strings-and-timpani flourishes that echo Brian Wilson. Eccentric tunes whose charm exerts fresh fascination and an odd, gripping luminosity." - ..Paul Evans, (****-four stars) Rolling Stone, 1994.. [reviewing Garage Orchestra] ....TO JOIN THE CINDY LEE BERRYHILL MAILING LIST AND DOWNLOAD A SPECIAL MP3 PREVIEW TRACK PLEASE GO TO ..www.cindyleeberryhill.com.... .. .. .. .......... ..
Membersclb:songs.. Randy Hoffman:drums/percussion.. Marcia Claire:bass/vocals.. ...and an assortment of colorful characters.
InfluencesArthur C. Clarke, Patti Smith, Van Dyke Parks, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, New York City, Brian Wilson, Arturo Bandini and our beloved LA, Ralph Stanley, Mom and Dad and the La Brea Tar Pits, Paul Williams and Crawdaddy Magagzine, John+Yoko/Paul/George/Ringo, Umberto Eco, Green Eggs and Ham, Surfs Up/Child Is Father To The Man, Gary Stewart, The consellation of Orion/M42, Bobby Gentry, Philip K. Dick
Sounds LikeAll of my influences..?