Tongues and Tails

Tongues and Tails

by Sophie B. HawkinsSophie B. Hawkins


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A New York eccentric type, Sophie B. Hawkins began her music career studying ethnic percussion. She moved to jazz, then was a drummer in a punk band while sidelining as an actor and performance artist. Hawkins' debut disc Tongues and Tails is as eclectic as her career choices. The songs ranges from the hook-filled mainstream pop of "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" to an off-center rant about mothers in "Carry Me" that dissolves into feedback mayhem. Hawkins stitches together bits of jazz, folk, tribal, rock, and atmospheric new age noodling while efficiently camouflaging the seams. Somehow, it all works with repeated listens. The common thread is her distinctive, streetwise but unjaded voice.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/1992
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644679724
catalogNumber: 46797
Rank: 141930

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sophie B. Hawkins   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
Mark Egan   Bass
Omar Hakim   Drums
Gary Lucas   Guitar
Eric Bazilian   Guitar
Café   Percussion
Mino Cinelu   Percussion
Rick DiFonzo   Guitar
Roger Greenawalt   12-string Guitar
Sammy Merendino   Rhythm
Ralph Schuckett   Keyboards
Peter Wood   Synthesizer
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Sophie B. Hawkins   Paintings
John Agnello   Engineer
Rick Chertoff   Producer
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Stewart Lerman   Engineer
Sammy Merendino   Rhythm Collage
Ralph Schuckett   Producer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Nicky Lindeman   Art Direction
Ralph Schuket   Producer

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