Blackberry Belle – Entertainment Weekly
by Will Hermes
17 October 2003
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blackberry belle (Birdman/One Little Indian]
Sounding nearly as scary as that fume-sucking dude in
Blue Velvet, Greg Dulli opens belle with a leering
directive to “Black out the windows/It’s party time.”
For this second Singers session, the former frontman
of the Afghan Whigs reimagines Sinatra’s In the Wee
Small Hours as a drive down a dark, snaky alt-rock
highway with a gutful of vodka tonics, no headlights,
and a minor riding shotgun. It turns a beguiling side
project into a band you hope will stick around.
MONIKER OF THE MONTH Could Dulli actually be the first
decadent rocker to invoke “the savior of misbehavior”?
If so, bravo. A-