One more foreign artist we have the pleasure to feature in our music program, is Angie Pepper with her single "Baby Don't Cry". Angie, recently released her album Res Ipsa Loquitor which was airplayed and covered in our last live show.
"Res Ipsa Loquitor" is the first full fledged Angie Pepper album to hit the
racks and is on the new label Career Records, the imprint co-owned by Donovan's
Brain leader Ron Sanchez and Deniz Tek. "Res Ipsa Loquitor" compiles tracks
recorded by Angie in American sessions with Australian and US based members
of the Deniz Tek Group, producer and David Weyer.
Four tracks were the upshot of a collaboration with Montana psychedelic collective
There is also a cover of Sydney's infamous Lipstick Killers' "Hindu Gods of
Love". The Deniz Tek produced original 45 rpm appeared on the Bomp/Voxx label
The resulting album is a unique cross between "Pet Sounds"-era Beach Boys,60's
girl pop like the Crystals and the Shangri-Las, and the contemporary pop-rock
sounds of Garbage. The album sounds remarkably coherent, despite the variety
of players. Most songs were penned by Deniz Tek and Angie Pepper. Highlights
include the Brian Wilson-like "Cool Sea", the poppy "Baby Don't Go", the obscure
Link Way cover, "Trying to Find Your Love" and a Diane Renay tune, "Kiss Me
Angie Pepper first came to notice as vocalist for the post punk independent
Sydney band the Passengers, who produced one single ("Face With No Name")
on the Phantom label. She married Radio Birdman co-founder Deniz Tek, and
they played together in the short lived Angie Pepper Band whose ranks included
a future Hoodoo Guru in Clyde Bramley and a former Saints drummer in Ivor
Re-mixed demos recorded by the Passengers and studio tracks recorded with
the Angie Pepper Band were released in 2001 on Sydney's Citadel Records as
the retrospective compilation "It's Just That I Miss You".
Rough mixes of the Passengers material as well as studio tracks recorded by
Angie and Deniz in Houston were briefly available through tiny French label
"Res Ipsa Loquitor" will be Angie Pepper's first album of newly recorded material
in years, and signals a powerful renaissance for this great singer, described
by Aretha Franklin's producer Arif Mardin as having a "most special voice".