My Secret Reason, 04:32. Sexy Little Girl Princess, 03:38. Cancer of Everything, 04:00. A Guy Like You, 03:18.
Lisa Ruth Germano (born June 27, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter and t from Indiana. Her album Geek the Girl (1994) was chosen a top album of the 1990s by Spin magazine. She began her career as a violinist for John Mellencamp. As of 2018 she has released thirteen albums. Germano was born in Mishawaka, Indiana, one of five children of violinist Rocco and Betty Germano. She studied music, including piano and violin, as a child.
Geek the Girl is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Lisa Germano. A breakthrough of sorts for her, it was released in 1994 by record label 4AD, just six months after the re-release of her previous album, Happiness.
Mastered By – Greg Calbi. Performer – Lisa Germano. Photography By – Dominic Davies. Producer – Lisa Germano, Malcolm Burn. Songwriter – Lisa Germano. Tracks 3, 5 9 and 12 mixed (and recorded) at Echo Park Studio in Bloomington, Indiana. Songs of Polygram Music Door No. 1/ Emotional Wench Music BMI except the Italian folk tune called Frascilita Cry Wolf, Jay Joyce Jay Joyce Music, Left On Base BMI and Malcolm Burn Neeha Music ASCAP Just Geek and Sexy Little Girl Princess Malcolm Burn Neeha Music ASCAP.
Lisa Germano was a bit of a late bloomer only getting around to releasing her debut album at the comparatively ripe old age of thirty three. This is somewhat surprising considering she'd been playing violin since her early childhood and developed her musician's chops playing alongside John Mellencamp and touring with a number of other artists including Simple Minds. It feels like hers is a story of slowly increasing confidence and that's a theme that runs neatly alongside the subject matter of her breakout hit album, 'Geek the Girl'.
On first listening to 'Geek the Girl' you might find yourself, as I did, playing 'spot the influence' but it's only when you look at the album's release date you realise this work actually predates the Eels, Sparklehorse and many other lo-fi indie pop acts of the day. It's this fact that helps cement the album as a classic - the album's influence is huge and the style Germano landed on here was certainly ground-breaking for '94. On top of that the subject matter she takes on here was crying.
Is Geek The Girl the best album by Lisa Germano? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Geek The Girl by Lisa Germano (1994) Overall rank: 1,233rd. Accolades: Top albums of 1994 ( 38th ). Top albums of the 1990s ( 259th ). Best albums of all time ( 1,233rd ).
Geek the Girl never feels whiny, thanks to Germano's abstract lyrics and the album's clever structure: snippets of whimsical Italian folk tunes bookend Geek the Girl's darkest, most intense moments, offering a tiny bit of comic relief.
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