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257 Hello by Poe


Modern, Atlantic
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RJ Rice, Jeffrey Connor, Dave Jerden, Poe
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The 1995 debut Hello by Poe shifted from moody hip-hop to hymnlike piano to fingerpicking pop-folk with varying results

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As we discussed in our October roundtable episode on female artists of the 90s, 1995 was a historic year thanks to Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette. But Alanis wasn’t the only artist to make an impact. The New York Times noted in early 1996 about the debut album Hello by Poe and her “moody hip-hop to hymnlike piano to fingerpicking pop-folk.” We revisit this eclectic record that features contributions from former Guns ‘n Roses drummer Matt Sorum, late hip-hop producer/artist J Dilla and Alice in Chains/Jane’s Addiction recording engineer Dave Jerden

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Junkie
  • 1:38 - History of the Band
  • 10:33 - Hello
  • 16:36 - Choking the Cherry
  • 19:45 - Angry Johnny
  • 24:00 Trigger Happy Jack (Drive By A Go-Go)
  • Outro - Hello (Band Version)

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