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Res Ipsa Loquitor
Label: Citadel Records (Australia)
Catalogue No: (CITCD556)
Format: CD (jewel case)
Released: 2003
Price: $ 12.00
Angie Pepper - Res Ipsa Loquitor
If you liked Angie's Passengers releases you'll probably like this. Recorded in the early 2000s in her then adopted hometown of Billings Montana, it is a varied mix of styles with a lot to please everyone.
Tracklisting: (37:13 m:s)
  1. Baby Don't Go (A Pepper / D Tek) (2:57 m:s)
  2. Trying to Find Your Love (L Wray) (3:23 m:s)
  3. Rockslide (A Pepper / D Tek / D Weyer) (3:29 m:s)
  4. Cool Sea (A Pepper / D Tek / N Rieth / D Weyer) (4:00 m:s)
  5. Heart (A Pepper / J Dickson / D Weyer) (4:59 m:s)
  6. Hindu Gods (Of Love) (P Tillman / M Taylor ) (3:15 m:s)
  7. Humid Air (A Pepper / D Tek / D Weyer / N Rieth) (5:15 m:s)
  8. Moon (D Tek ) (3:55 m:s)
  9. Doesn't Seem Right (A Pepper / D Tek ) (3:31 m:s)
  10. Kiss Me Sailor (E Rambeau / B Rehak) (2:29 m:s)
Press Release
Angie Pepper was originally the vocalist for Sydney band The Passengers in 1979. Their single Face With No Name on the Phantom label resulted in Angie being awarded "Best Independent Female Vocalist" in an Australia wide media poll of the time. The power and beauty of Angie's unique sound has long been known to insiders around the world. Atlantic Records hit maker Arif Mardin once wrote of her most "special voice".

Res Ipsa Loquitor, translated from Latin = the thing speaks for itself, is the new album of alternately soulful, rocking and psychedelic songs from the Australian-born songstress and is composed of tracks recorded by Angie in sessions at Dave Weyer Systems in Billings Montana with players from Deniz Tek's American and Australian touring bands and the psychedelic collective Donovan's Brain.

Dave Weyer, onetime sidekick and amplifier mechanic for Jimi Hendrix produced many of the songs, resulting in moments of otherworldly ambience and heart wrenching beauty. Other tracks, produced by Ron Sanchez and Deniz Tek at God's Little Ear Acre in Bozeman Montana, highlight Angie's sixties girl group attitude and raw rock and roll spirit.

The result is a unique blend of Pet Sounds era Beach Boys and Phil Spector bands like The Crystals and The Shangri-Las blended with contemporary pop-rock sounds reminiscent of Shirley Manson and Garbage, while often venturing into unknown territory.

All of the original tunes were co-written by Angie, with contributions from Weyer, Tek and other band members. Highlights include the Brian Wilson-like Cool Sea, the chillingly introspective Rockslide, a cover of Hindu Gods of Love (by Sydney legends The Lipstick Killers), the sixties style rocker Baby Don't Go, an obscure Link Wray cover, Trying to Find Your Love and Kiss Me Sailor, the follow-up to Diane Renay's 1964 hit Navy Blue.