Tracy Bonham The Burdens Of Being Upright on Limited Edition 180g Import LP
A native of Eugene, OR, Tracy Bonham began singing at age five, playing the violin at nine and piano at age 14. After earning a violin scholarship at University of Southern California, she transferred to Berklee College of Music to study voice and began writing and recording her own material.
On her 1996 debut The Burdens of Being Upright, Bonham established herself as a brash rocker with ironic nods to the emerging music of punk grrrrl bands. With blunt, direct observations on love and loss, the album went gold and earned the singer Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Performance and Best Female Vocalist.
Critics took notice as well. Rolling Stone noted "this classically trained Boston singer-songwriter sets meandering Aimee Mann-like melodies over bright electro-pop folk with string-laden atmospherics." "Mother Mother," her first single, became a nationwide anthem and earned the singer an MTV Video Music Awards nomination. 180g audiophile vinyl reissue from Music On Vinyl.
Tracy Bonham The Burdens Of Being Upright Track Listing:
1. Mother Mother
2. Navy Bean
3. Tell It To The Sky
5. Brain Crack
6. The One
7. One Hit Wonder
8. Sharks Can't Sleep
10. Every Breath
11. 30 Seconds
12. The Real