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Sheryl Crow – Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

January 18, 2013

New Year’s Resolution #8: Have Some Fun

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The Weezer Paradox.

A quick google search did not immediately reveal any direct matches, so there is a slim chance this is an original idea.  The Weezer Paradox occurs when an artist reaches peak maturity with his/her/their rookie release.

Sheryl Crow appears to be in the same boat.

Despite the smash hit “All I Wanna Do” suggesting (lyrically and musically) that some fun was what Sheryl was interested in having, the single was unrepresentative of the rest of the record.

While later records would include sunnier hits, Tuesday Night Music Club contains her finest work.  The opening triple salvo, concluding with her career-peak of Strong Enough, is particularly memorable.

Impressive for an artist to emerge with such poise and such durable songs on album #1.

Sort of like another group from the mid-90s, whose timeless debut ‘blue’ album belied their industry inexperience.  No need to dwell on more recent ‘efforts.’

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From → 1990s

3 Comments
  1. I remember when this came out, I was working at the record store…this was a huge seller, almost straight out of the box. It appealed to the rockers who were sick of grunge and wanted something a lil’ more “old fashioned”. It appealed to older folks who still liked to rock, just not as hard. It appealed to people who were sick of artificial sounding music and wanted something that sounded authentic.

    I think the second record was also excellent, but it didn’t have the same impact.

  2. Though she did manage to get album #2 banned by Walmart – so for that reason alone, that’s an album worth exploring!

  3. Whenever I hear songs off this album I think totally 90s. I remember when it came out it was such new sound to me.

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