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Holly Golightly

Holly Golightly’s Singles Roundup

Damaged Goods

Ah, yes, the alluring Holly Golightly has lovingly compiled her numerous singles releases into one collectible (and obtainable) package. Golightly’s flat twang serves these songs well, giving the reverbed guitar, even drumming, and walking standup bass an air of roadhouse authenticity. While these songs are not necessarily rockabilly, country, or flat-out punk, there’s something about each of those genres that lives and breathes here – Golightly’s career often intertwines with one-chord garagemaster Billy Childish, and the sound reflects it. Interesting mileposts: “Waiting Room,” which has nothing to do with the Fugazi track of the same name, and “Box Elder,” which has everything to do with Pavement. The disapproving tone of “No Hope Bar” is nicely emphasized by a woozy “Mama Told Me Not To Come” guitar riff. Golightly’s style reminds me of a delicate flower which will break your fingers one by one if you so much as touch another girl. Handle with care…

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