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Safe Inside the Day by Baby Dee (Drag City)
Speaking of Tom Waits, his influence will be apparent
on this fascinating offering from a 55 year old transgendered
chanteuse from Cleveland. It’s the post 1983
avant garde cabaret makeover aspect of Waits that
invites comparison, although Baby Dee’s voice
is a purer instrument than the old groaner’s,
even if utilised in a drunkenly declamatory style.
A good buddy of Antony Hegarty’s, this opus
was produced by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
and Matthew Sweeney, and could well be the left field
hit of the year.
First published in Magill, June/July 2008