Thursday, 29 July 2010

Hermine - "Lonely At The Top"

Hermine's brand of languid torch songs and avant-garde cabaret may be something of an acquired taste, but regular readers of this blog will note my devotion to her cause. This, her second album was released in 1984 and has a more experimental and unhinged feel than her earlier recordings. Featuring beautifully fractured versions of songs by artists as disparate as Neil Sedaka, Nina Simone and Yoko Ono alongside inspired originals, this is her finest hour.


By way of a postcript, Hermine appears in one of John Maybury's first films, from 1982, "Court Of Miracles". Her co-star is a certain Siouxsie Sioux. Apart from the briefest smattering of information on the world wide web and the below snippet from the June 1982 issue of The Face I know very little of this intriguing project. Has anyone ever seen it? Any further information, stills etc. will be gratefully received....

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Doomette! I got privy to Hermine via the group HET, whom I believe provide much of the music on this album. In fact, Hermine's song 'Big Dummy, appears in another form on HET's album entitled: Let's Het!