6.11.06

Fading reflection of what was...


I really don't know much about her, but Holly Golightly's "There Is An End" has been kicking my ass lately. It's another track that's on the Broken Flowers soundtrack, which she performs with a band called The Greenhornes. I don't know anything about The Greenhornes except that they do a sort of 60s British Invasion kinda sound. Apparently, I don't know much of anything. In any case, somebody please correct me if I'm wrong. The original version of "There Is An End" can be found on Holly's "Truly She Is None Other" album. At this point, I prefer the Broken Flowers version, probably just because that's the first one I'd heard. Previously, I'd only heard of her because of that White Stripes track she shows up on, "It's True That We Love One Another", and I can't stand that one. It makes me wanna smack all three of them and tell them to shut the fuck up. And of course, I'd also heard of her because of "Breakfast At Tiffany's", although that's a different Holly Golightly if you can believe that. Mmm, Audrey Hepburn.

Listen:
The Greenhornes and Holly Golightly > There Is An End

*EDIT*

Okay, I've done a little bit of reading and now it all seems to make sense. Check out this powerpoint presentation, complete with bullet points, I've prepared for you in order to simplify the complicated world of rock n' roll.
  • The song was originally written by one of the Greenhornes, Craig Fox.
  • It appears The Greenhornes are friends with Jack White, he produced a couple of tracks for them.
  • Holly Golightly shows up on the White Stripes album, "Elephant", and possibly is introduced to The Greenhornes.
  • She then records"There Is An End" with The Greenhornes, which appears on their album, "Dual Mono".
  • "Dual Mono" predates, by about a year, Holly's solo version which appears on her album, "Truly She Is None Other".
  • The Greenhornes' Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence are the rhythm section for The Raconteurs, who are fronted by Brendan Benson and, ta-da, Jack White.
  • The Greenhornes + Holly Golightly version of "There Is An End" is also the one that's on the Broken Flowers soundtrack, and here we are.
Keep in mind, this is a lot of speculation in the space of about 30 minutes and 4 beers, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

2 comments:

Stef said...

I like that track. Difficult to believe it's a new track rather than one as old as my parents though...

You can see why they get on with Jack White though, that stripped down 'back to basics' sound and sound engineering.

robot_hero said...

Yeah, I was a bit surprised to discover that it's so recent. It's cool stuff. I've been trying to listen to the Raconteurs, but they haven't been catching me as much.