In addition to being the name of one of the most influential and less popular bands as part of the explosion of punk-garage-grunge that came out at the end of the 80s and beginning of the 90s from Seattle, Mudhoney is a cult classic film of the genre known as sexploitation from the 60s that was shot in black and white under the direction of the incomparable Russ Meyer in 1965. A satirical story about people from the time of the Great Depression in the U.S., it was freely inspired by a novel by Raymond Friday Locke in which a cast of characters are drawn into a powerful torrent of primitive passions and raw emotions that aspired to provide a graphical representation of love, passion, lust and sadistic violence that is both cleverly caustic and parodic.
Interestingly, Norah Jones, who will give a concert at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdamon May 28 (http://www.carre.nl/nl/home), found out about the existence of this film shortly after working with Danger Mouse. He is the producer of her latest new album, Little Broken Hearts, which will be presented on her current tour, and the album Rome, a special tribute, partially composed by Daniele Luppi, to the Italian films of the genre in the 60s and 70s with their magnificent soundtracks with gifted artists such as Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani, Bruno Nicolai or Piero Piccioni. It was during the collaboration on this album that Norah Jones and Danger Mouse decided to work together on the next album of the singer fromNew York who was raised amidstTexas country music. With her band The Little Willies, the album pays tribute in an endearing and refreshing way. The famous music producer with the tendency of a cinephile had been fascinated by Meyer’s movie poster to the extent that he decided to use it as an inspiration for the image of the new album. And the new album and tour have artworks based on sixties sexploitation movie posters of the time.
With the talented singer playing piano, bass and guitar while Danger Mouse mans the drums and keyboards, Little Broken Hearts, composed by both, is a bit of a reinvention of Norah Jones with a fresh sound and experimentation. It recalls the work of Blondie or Brian Ferry during their best periods. Her voice is as irresistibly seductive as ever and demonstrates the incredible ease with which she can master any musical style. It’s completely disarming in its natural ease which delivers each of the songs without distortion. On the contrary, it respects the essence of each, making them her very own and yet also very new.
Don´t miss this opportunity to see the new reincarnation of Norah Jones when she performs live. When you rent apartments in Amsterdam you´ll have a comfortable place to return home to after the concert to reflect on her latest style of music.