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Grey Will Fade CD
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CHARLOTTE HATHERLEY Grey Will Fade (2004 UK 10-track CD album from the Ash guitarist including the single Summer & the download-only single Kim Wilde)
Though Grey Will Fade marks her solo debut, Charlotte Hatherley will already be a familiar name to fans of Ash. Back in 1997, she made the Northern Irish trio into a fourpiece, adding her guitar and sweet vocal harmonies just in time for their 'difficult second album', Nu-Clear Sounds. Interestingly, though, Grey Will Fade doesn't sound much like an Ash album at all. While her bandmates are keen to make the transition to straightforward rock (as heard on 2004's excellent Meltdown), Hatherley seems happier sticking to her indie roots. Grey Will Fade is, for the most part, a great little indie rock album, filled with bouncy little guitar gems. Hatherley has chosen her influences wisely, and the ghost of the Pixies looms large throughout, particularly in her incendiary, Joey Santiago-esque guitar playing on "Summer" and "Stop", where the solos tear along in the middle of the melody. And the upbeat, power pop vibe on "Kim Wilde" and "Paragon" are reminiscent of Weezer's best and catchiest work. In fact, the only real misstep here is "Down", which threatens to derail the album at the halfway point with it's plodding pace and tepid lyrics. But Grey Will Fade quickly regains its balance, and proves that Ash's Charlotte Hatherley has a voice all her own, and it's one worth listening to. --Robert BurrowSee all Product Description
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An absolute joy, Grey Will Fade is a irresistible debut which fuses crunching, squalling Pixies guitars with life-affirming punk-pop melodies and the kind of gorgeous multi-layered girl-group harmonies Kirsty McColl would have been proud of.
This is easily my album of the year so far and hasn't been out of my CD player for a fortnight. Think the Bangles or the Go-Go's with a reflective, bittersweet edge, or a less grumpy Juliana Hatfield, or the Breeders with tunes you can hum. Taking on all the guitar and bass duties herself, Charlotte has harnessed the swirling keyboard work and production skills of one time Pixies collaborator Eric Drew Feldman and the drums of PJ Harvey stalwart Rob Ellis to give these songs a rock pedigree that lifts this fine album way above your usual run-of-the-mill side project.
The highlights are many. Twisting and turning all over the place, with more hooks than an anglers convention and more chord changes than many bands muster in whole careers, the opener and lead single Kim Wilde showcases the sweetness and purity of Charlotte's voice a treat - and yes, she does sound a lot like Kim on it.. Paragon is a thumping adrenaline rush, Summer and Why You Wanna are glorious and pop-perfect, the former featuring a rare sighting of the word "serotonin" in a song lyric.Read more ›
Grey Will Fade is an essential purchase, whether you're a fan of Ash or not.
I love this album, the only tracks I feel are lacking are Paragon and Where I'm Calling From, but even they are still worth listening to when accompanied by the rest of the album. I hope Charlotte keeps doing solo stuff, as the world seems a better place with her in my CD player.
Grey Will Fade showcases ten top tunes played by Charlotte, Eric Drew Feldman (who also produces & once turned up on a Pixies-LP), & Rob Ellis (who's played on the best PJ Harvey albums & also produced the worst Placebo-album in the world ever!: Black Market Music). The album is a big sugar-rush, opening with the already classic single Kim Wilde (the second KW-based track, after Luke Haines' Discomania)- how do you make stock-indie sounds seem fresh? Listen and find out...
KW isn't the only track, and neither is the lovely Summer-single: Down is a lovely/simple ballad, Bastardo an amusing memory, Rescue Plan something a bit darker (& a bit Ride, or is that just me?)...look, it's all great. Hope she follows it up soon, time for Ms Hatherley to give up the day job; one of the many highlights of this year: an unexpected indie-delight!!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Discovered this artist late, but really enjoy her work. Bought her second album the deep blue and wanted to discover more. Hope to pick up her last album. Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2011 by rio169
brilliant album full of great songs, no filler! was really suprised at how enjoyable it was to listen to. Charlotte Hatherley mmmmmmmm.Published on 1 Dec. 2009 by Andrew Ballard
No disrespect to Charlotte as an individual, but I am a huge Ash fan, which is why I took a chance and bought the album. Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2005
I purchased this album on the basis of a couple of good reviews and listened to it. I'm sorry, but I just think it's a poor album. Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2005 by dan the man
After hearing the debut single 'Kim Wilde' some time last year, just before it came out, I wasn't sure what to expect from the album and also the single itself. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2005
This is a frisky puppy of an album, with an overall feeling of fun. Some of the numbers rattle along at a breakneck pace, leaping from chord to chord like a mountain goat. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2004 by James Warner
After the dreamy, moody support vocals on the songs from Ash, I was looking forward to listening to this and expected something a bit more considered. Read morePublished on 23 Sept. 2004
It's strange that young Charlotte Hatherley should dedicate the first track of her album to 'Kim Wilde', an artist whose career peaked when Charlotte was presumably still in a... Read morePublished on 28 Aug. 2004