Amanda Green

The Nineteen Hundreds

by Amanda Green

Released 1999
Y&T Music
Released 1999
Y&T Music
With her eclectic, fun, ethereal and confessional songwriting, Amanda Green takes you on a joyride.
"The Nineteen Hundreds" is an interactive CD experience. Install the CD in your PC and check out Amanda's music video for "Why Do I Have To Die?" and her home camcorder videos too. You can also see Amanda's photo gallery and link up to over 75 Websites including Amanda Green Land.
If you like heartfelt singer songwiters with an edgy and fun perspective, then check out Amanda Green.

From the opening thunder and rain of The Zebra Longwing, to the closing organ music of Clara (Amanda's grandmother playing her organ), Amanda takes us on a ride through her excelectic musical wonderland. This album, her sophomore follow-up to the ground breaking "Junk and Stuff", is such a refreshing, intricately playful piece of work, you will find it hard to believe you have not heard of her before.
The variety of vocal stylings range from subtle and touching ballads like 'Glory' (which was wanted as a key song by the producers of the Versace murderer's movie of the week, but which Amanda would not let them have) to the octave scaling depths of 'Sequin'. It isn't often that you find someone who can perform their own backup vocals on an album, and keep the faith so perfectly with a live performance absent the enhancements of the studio. Musically, this is one tight production. The Nineteen Hundreds is a shining example of Amanda's mastery of the piano, keyboards and lead guitar, combined with the powerful bass of Matthew Sabatella (an up and coming musical force to be reckoned with) and perfect timing of Derek Murphy on drums.

Favorite ballads are: Heaven Held the World (her vocals touch deeply into my soul with lyrics that ring oh so true) ; Me and My Wife (with a story of the simple life, filled with the self love that so many of us long for); When Walls Come Down

Favorite rock out songs are: The Zebra Longwing (what is it anyway, had to look it up on Google) ; Silver Dollar (you talk like you won me over/ you talk and it never ends / you shine like a silver dollar/ but you're already spent); Sequin (down/ you gotta slow down/ I'm not kidding around/ you know you gotta slow down/ its hard to survive/ without living a lie/) ; Antonin (here comes her Umberto Eco side) ; Beak (put that diamond back!)

This is a must have album for any serious indie lover. If you cant stand the driveling cacophony of the stale pop that makes it to the radio, Amanda Green is waiting to show you the Nineteen Hundreds.

Chris Huer