OCTOBER 9, 2013
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With all of the flap that entertainment correspondents and pundits are giving MILEY CYRUS over her risque performance at the MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS a few weeks back it is almost hard to believe that there was a time when the very idea of a woman picking up a mic and simply singing rock n roll was a revolutionary idea. In 1979 singer ELLEN FOLEY released her glorious debut album NIGHT OUT at a time when women were truly beginning to make their presence known in rock. Of course ELLEN made her own presence heard and felt with her electrifying vocal performance on MEATLOAF's PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT two years earlier. Who the hell didn't want to hear that big brassy voice of hers tearing through a ten song album produced by such glam rock stalwarts as MICK RONSON and IAN HUNTER. A rock n roll sensation was born but only the folks overseas gave her raucous debut the attention it deserved. Two albums followed and while she worked with collaborators such as MICK JONES of THE CLASH and a young GLENN BALLARD, the music making didn't last beyond 1983's ANOTHER BREATH and FOLEY turned to acting. She was a regular for one season on the NBC sitcom NIGHT COURT and appeared in films such as FATAL ATTRACTION and MARRIED TO MOB before a few stints on Broadway in the productions of ME AND MY GIRL and INTO THE WOODS. These days she teaches at the PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK (Yes! The inspiration for that JACK BLACK film) and has stepped back on stage doing what she does best - rock n roll. Thirty years after the release of ANOTHER BREATH, FOLEY is back with the aptly titled ABOUT TIME. The rebounding rocker sinks her fangs into such gritty and rapturous roots rockers largely penned by songwriter PAUL FOGLINO. Traces of the rock siren of yore are still there especially on the tracks NOBODY EVER DIED FROM CRYING and ALL OF MY SUFFERING. The dark, reflective tone of FOGLINO's ZEVON-esque songcraft and FOLEY's spunky delivery are a match made in roots rock heaven. Rock n roll attitude with a little feminine oomf doesn't come around all that often these days. Hopefully FOLEY is here to stay this time around.