Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Music: Vashti Bunyan

Vashti Bunyan dropped out of the music business twice. The first time was in 1967, after releasing just three singles. In 1970, she was persuaded returned to the studio to record the album Just Another Diamond Day. The album sold less than a thousand copies. Bunyan moved to the Isle of Skye, and spent the next 30 years homesteading and raising a family. In the meantime, Just Another Diamond Day developed a cult following; original copies were selling on eBay for over $1,000. She recently returned to performing, and recorded a new album,Lookaftering, in 2005. The clip above is Vashti--she didn't use "Bunyan" early in her career--looking a little awkward while lip-synching to "Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind." The catchy, Dylanesque tune was written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.

Vashti Bunyan Interview. Perfect Sound Forever [Link]
Vashti Bunyan. FatCat Records [Link]

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