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Cowpunk specialist...



Maria McKee is an American singer-songwriter who started her artistic career in 1982 with the cowpunk group (mix between country and punk ..!) Lone Justice. Group with which she will make 2 albums which will be a significant success.


In 1985, we find her as a composer for singer Feargal Sharkey. Artist for whom she writes the title "A good heart", a title which will be a real hit this year.


And it was in 1989 that she took her first solo steps with the release of a self-titled debut album. An album that has enjoyed certain success, notably thanks to the title "I’ve forgotten what it was in you (That put the need in me)". And to a lesser extent of "Breathe" which will be released two years later in 1991.


In the meantime, in 1990, she signed one of the flagship titles of the soundtrack of the film "Days of thunder" with Tom Cruise, namely "Show me heaven", a title that will remain as the biggest success of her solo discography.


The year 1993 saw the release of the album "You gotta sin to get saved", album which will remain as his biggest global success. Album from which will be extracted 2 flagship titles which are "I’m gonna soothe you" and "I can’t make it alone".


Three years later in 1996 the album "Life is sweet" was released, less successful but successful nonetheless. An album that produced only one small hit with the title "This perfect dress". Small hit which will unfortunately be the last.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Sweet, sweet baby (I’m falling) 1985 (Lone Justice)

  • Ways to be wicked 1985 (Lone Justice)

  • Shelter 1986 (Lone Justice)

  • I found love1987 (Lone Justice)

  • I've Forgotten What It Was in You (That Put the Need in Me) 1989

  • Show me heaven 1990

  • Breathe 1991

  • Sweetest child 1992

  • I’m gonna soothe you 1993

  • I can’t make it alone 1993

  • This perfect dress 1996



Clips :


1985 ... the Lone Justice period. And the least that we can say is that the group is very excited. A bias totally out of step with the angelic face of young Maria. Astonishing paradox ...



1985 ... anyway, the style pleases and the group obtains here its first planetary top hit. Like what, all tastes are in nature !



1986 ... the group smooths out its sound to stick more finely to the standards of the moment. An inspired initiative but which paradoxically will only benefit them moderately ...



1987 ... the group sets off again in its deliriums and delivers a track which spins at the speed of light. The previous title had only worked in the United States. This will only work in England. Go figure ...



1989 ... a solo career that starts with this title. A title of transitions between 2 eras, hence a fairly mixed result in the Charts ...



1990 ... the beginning of the 90s will be much more favorable. In particular thanks to this absolutely sumptuous Intimist title which will be part of the soundtrack of the film "Days of thunder" with a certain Tom Cruise. She delivers here what will surely remain as one of her most emblematic titles. MA-GIC !



1991 ... total musical reorientation in this new decade. The inspiration is taken up a notch and the result is strongly felt. Surprisingly, there will be success, but only on the Old Continent. And that will also apply to all future titles ...



1992 ... she will deliver few titles during this decade 90 but of obvious quality. What is impressive is the difference in style between its period 80 and its period 90. Sacred metamorphosis as they say ...



1993 ... the style is much more calm since she operates solo, an evidence that is confirmed title after title. Who would complain !



1993 ... and even when the tempo accelerates, it remains largely bearable. She will only have reached the top of the Charts once in her career but she does not have to be ashamed of the overall quality of her discography, far from it



1996 ... small air gap of 3 years followed by a furtive return since she will deliver here its last title. An adventure that will have been done in 2 stages, first thoroughly together. Then slowly all alone. It's up to everyone to choose their favorite period ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_McKee

Official Website :

http://mariamckee.org/ Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/2583