I put on “Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea” by PJ Harvey on my iPod this morning, on the way to work. It’s a brilliant album, and it won the Mercury Music prize in 2000. There are many excellent songs: “This is Love”, “The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore” and “Kamikaze’ to name three. Gripping, challenging rock music. But the best of all, for me, is “You Said Something”.
A wonderful love song.
On a rooftop in Brooklyn, one in the morning, looking over Manhattan, the magnificence of Manhattan, the Empire State building…
You said something, that I’ve never forgotten…
Wow! Can you imagine that? Looking over one of the greatest views in the world, inspired, overwhelmed, and then… you said something.
That I’ve never forgotten.
This IS love.
This is Polly Jean performing the song on the Letterman show.
Something about PJ Harvey reminds me of Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders). Not so much the voice as the way she sings. Is it just me or do you get that sense too?
Hadn’t thought about it, but can see what you mean. Polly Jean is much wilder though – from the inside. Listen especially to the early albums.
Yeah. I think this is song is one of her mild ones. Anyway, I’ve read so much about her that I must get hold of some of her work. Recommendations?