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4Ever Songs: Edie Brickell & New Bohemians “What I Am”

To the younger Americana audience, Edie Brickell is most recognized as Steve Martin’s duo partner, and to others she may be best known as the wife of Songwriters Hall of Fame icon Paul Simon. But before she was either of those, she fronted Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, whose breakout (and pretty much only) hit, “What I Am,” took Top 40 radio in a different direction in 1989.

The band’s folky jazz sound was a breath of fresh air for radio listeners who were recovering from a decade of hair bands and omnipresent MTV acts. Driven by a fretless bass, “What I Am” was heralded as everything from beatnik-inspired existentialism to complete gibberish.

Le Classique: Edie Brickell & New Bohemians “What I Am”

El Mariscal Mauro torna als anys 80 per presentar-nos el clàssic d’aquesta setmana. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians era una banda de rock alternatiu de Texas que combinava elements de rock, blues, folk i jazz formada per una colla d’estudiants i amics entre els quals destacava la cantant Edie Brickell. En el seu àlbum de debut “Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars” hi trobem el nostre “classique” d’aquesta setmana  “What I Am”.  El seu gran èxit. la cançó que els va encimbellar. Després de publicar el seu segon àlbum la banda se separa i setze anys després (2016) treuen un nou disc, “Strange Things”.