RCRD THRWBCK: Gossip - Yr Mangled Heart (Live)
Welcome to the sixth RCRD THRWBCK, where each weekend a different editor will select a record from our virtual stacks that they deem worthy for reevaluation and/or reintroduction.
Back in the day, before I had the benefits of working here, I’d blow all my cash on music. And I mean all of it. I never did the stealing MP3 thing, and I was too daft to know where to get the good stuff legally (insert shameless RCRD LBL promo here). Anyway, one of my favorite paid-for tunes of all time is this live version of Gossip’s “Yr Mangled Heart.” Everything about it feels so primal, and so important. Here, Beth Ditto the human breathlessly proclaims, “I’m feeling it,” before the blazing riff explodes, and out comes Beth Ditto the super-hero: radiating her staggering emotion, her massive power, her unbelievable voice. Sure, I could have downloaded it for free here (had I known), but I’m glad I paid, because to me, this one is priceless.