Thursday, April 16, 2009
A whole slew of female singer-songwriters scored big in the 90s with one or two hits, then faded into almost instant irrelevancy. Joan Osborne, Paula Cole, Sophie B. Hawkins, Meredith Brooks -- all were big names for a couple of seconds and can probably still be heard on your local "Lite FM" station, but have otherwise done little anyone's paid attention to.
The same can be said about Tasmin Archer.
And yet for some reason, this song -- her only hit -- has remained stuck in my head and heart to this day. And it's been ringing in my ears more than usual recently.
From 1992, the single best year for music in my lifetime, here's Sleeping Satellite.