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Monday, January 5, 2009

"Sister Fate"-Sheila E. (1986)

Honesty kicking in...Sheila E.'s second album, Romance 1600 is kind of crappy. But it's not all the way filled to the brim with stinky tracks. "Sister Fate" is one of those moments that make this unbearable album, a worthwhile listen. I personally feel this is one of Sheila's best songs, next to "The Glamorous Life" and a song that was overshadowed by the Prince greatness of "A Love Bizarre". Sheila E. is a great percussionist and it shows with the songs ram bam tumble of drums and bongos. A punchy sax and cheeky lyrics (the song was a responds to rumors circling about her and Prince's "relationship") makes it a popping song. Clearly, there hasn't been anyone like Sheila E. in recent years...since women in pop don't play instruments anymore, so it's kind of nice to flashback to something of this measure. I'm quite saddened that the music video for this song isn't to be found online *waves fist at Prince*, it has a Princess Bride, magicians and frosted punk hair kind of feel to it and it is video gold.

Sheila performing on a Japanese TV show...or as the YouTube description says...kinda pixalated with some wacky camera angles....I'm really mesmerized by her hair for some odd reason, it's so puffy and perfect

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