My Long-Haired Life
Marti Jones-(Sugar Hill)
Jones continues her career as one of the most
criminally overlooked singers around with her first album of new material in six years.
(She released a live album earlier this year.)
On My Long Haired Life, Jones and
husband/producer Don Dixon continue like the motherhood inspired mini-retirement never
Like Jones' first two albums, this album relies on other songwriters more than
the Jones/Dixon collaborations that stood out in the last few albums. At least they have
very cool taste, and Marti takes songs like Nick Lowe's "I Love The Sound of Breaking
Glass," Elvis Costello's "Sleep of the Just" and Squeeze's "Black
Coffee In Bed" and makes them her own.
But still more impressive are the couple's
originals. The catchy folk rock "It's Not What I Want" is as good as anything
the two have ever done. (12/96)
Jay S. Jacobs