Saturday, August 16, 2008
This song, "Gepetto" was the follow up single to "Feed The Tree". Launched at the apex of the early 90's alternative movement, Belly was founded as a splinter group from Throwing Musing, designed to revolve around Tanya Donelly's girlish vocals and occasionally horrific lyrical images. The group achieved moderate success in the U.S., but found an unexpected degree of popularity in the UK, as Star, the album from which this single is culled, reached number two in the British album charts.
As an aside, Star was the first album I ever purchased on compact disc.
The version heard on this music video is considerably lighter than the album version. That mix emphasizes electric guitar, a harder edge, and is played at a slightly faster tempo.