Song Of The Day 8/28/2016: Elysian Fields – “Lady in the Lake”
Elysian Fields was one of my big favorites when I was working for the music marketing company in Los Angeles. The lead singer is Jennifer Charles. My supervisor knew how I felt about Jennifer Charles at the time and left some provocative magazine clippings of her at my desk with "personal messages" on them. Elysian Fields' 1996 album Bleed Your Cedar is overpoweringly sensual and despondently dark at the same time. It was a very nice counter-balance to the other rock music of the '90s, the kinds that were ironic, feedback-cluttered and insufferably macho in their invented frailty. And Charles' carnal metaphors were very well-executed. I would play this if I were you. Okay, thanks. Now back to my vacation in which I'm probably going to claim I went kayaking but don't buy it for a minute.