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Apaches of Paris

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:37 pm
by Kush
Outstanding music from this now defunct rock band - the front woman Julieann Banks is an outstanding original songwriter and vocalist

Live 1992

Julieann Banks live 2016

Re: Apaches of Paris

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:31 pm
by Kush
Tracks from Julieann Banks' more recent solo Americana albums. I prefer the harder edge of the Apaches of Paris sound but the songwriting is terrific !

The Northern Queen

No Such Thing as Love

The Danger of Thinking Too Much

Arizona Lonely

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Re: Apaches of Paris

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:49 pm
by Kush
I have been listening to the Fireman's Daughter album a lot and it will probably go down as one of my all time favorites. In addition to the band members seen in the first clip, they also add a piano/organ and percussion. The sound is significantly different and sometimes recalls Neville Brothers and occasionally Bob Dylan circa mid 70s (Live 1975 and Before the Flood). Interestingly, Julieann Banks takes a lot of liberties with phrasing and notes that sometimes recalls Dylan in those albums.

There is very little information about Apaches of Paris on the web but the little that I found was that they were once voted Austin's best band and were known for their hard rockin' music and hard partying ways ! This live album is their only release and if you can get hold of it, I would highly recommend it if you are a fan of rock music. 13 originals and one cover song.
Much more information is available about Juliann Banks - in addition to performing locally in Austin/Shreveport areas she is also a realtor ! Definitely a writer who needs to be heard.

A bottle of whisky is like a telescope
You can't take it with you but it goes pretty far
You tilt it back you can see the stars
And you're whole

(Arizona Lonely)

If there is no such thing as love
I have been born in vain
If there is no such thing as love
There is no driver for the train
Love like religion has no truth
Blind faith is all I see
God is love and love is alive
To try on fools like me

(No Such Thing as Love)

There's a paralyzing need to know
Every frame, the blow by blow
The words, the vines that thrive and hide
The love that we need just to stay alive
Trying to understand the breathing of air
The feeling of nothing if nothing is there

(The Danger of Thinking too Much)