4 Non Blondes
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Band no longer together. Only known release, Bigger, Better, Faster, More! (1992)
The Ectophiles' Guide entries for Linda Perry's solo work and Kindness, Dawn Richardson's new band
Four Non Blondes plays (play?) over-the-top rock, appropriating various touches from all areas of music including metal and rap. Their music can feel like a "spot the reference/influence" test, using pieces of this and that here and there. Yet mostly, their music is just full steam ahead, take no prisoners, loud rock. Linda Perry's deep full throated vocals lead the way front and center, showing quite a dynamic range from effective balladry to unthrottled roar. The usual rock assault of percussion and guitar drives the music. I have no idea how intentional the whole overblown shebang is, but it seems too consistent to be nothing but big fun.
Recommended first album:
1992—Interscope (Atlantic), USA—7-92112-2
Wide in U.S.
Recommended for rock fans
Linda Perry—vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
See general comments above.
Thanks to Doug Burks for his work on this entry.
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