Dirty Three She Has No Strings Apollo on LP + Download
With each member of the band living on a different continent it took more than just a phone call to instigate a rehearsal. In February of 2002 (their 10th anniversary as a musical group), Dirty Three reunited in Melbourne, Australia to demo some ideas they had been working on individually. They wound up with 20 songs, picked their favorites of the batch, and hit the road for two months to tour the new material.
Along the way they met Fabrice Laureau, who among other things recorded part of the hit soundtrack to the film Amelie. He offered to record the band at a studio outside Paris, and thus was born She Has No Strings Apollo, the Dirty Three’s sixth proper studio album. Originally released in 2003, the 7-song set is marked by the band’s signature sounds crashing together with remarkable power, fury, and beauty.
Subtle touches of piano and the addition of bass guitar (a first for the band) work beautifully behind the shimmering melodies created by Warren Ellis’ soaring violin, Mick Turner’s ethereal guitar, and Jim White’s tidal drumming. Dirty Three makes that rare brand of music that is raw and pure and expressive and untainted by artifice.
Dirty Three She Has No Strings Apollo Track Listing
1. Alice Wading
2. She Has No Strings
3. Long Way To Go With No Punch
4. No Stranger Than That
5. Sister Let Them Try And Follow
6. She Lifted The Net
7. Rude (And Then Some Slight Return)