Album #5 from Gossip is "A Joyful Noise" and it's on Columbia. It's indie rock or techno pop - whatever - it's the vocals of front gal Beth Ditto that makes this trio go. She's a powerhouse and they may have cemented their place in rock history as well as the real world of work with their catchy and insistent, "Get A Job;" a tune that would be perfect, recycled endlessly as you're on hold for 17 hours trying to talk to a real person (who doesn't speak English, anyway) when you call the unemployment office. Too many of the others are interchangeable and forgettable disco tunes, but Ditto definitely has a cool voice; oh, and love the album cover.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Gossip - A Joyful Noise
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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