INVINCIBLE contains some of the most clever, original and thoughtful lyrics I have heard in a long time. The first cut also sets the thematic mood: 'I can't even think about getting Married.../but then again, I do.../ but then again, no one has asked me to...' This CD is about the contradictions and ambiguities of being a woman in the 90's, described through the eye of a realist, not a political theorist. Actually, let me amend that. While told from a woman's perspective, these songs apply to anyone who finds their life filled with more questions than answers. Topics covered range from the question of God (Someone's Listening, She Is Saved) through love and it's lack (Invincible, Train of Thought) to poking through a friend's closed (Mary's Clothes). Leslie Knauer's lyrics sometimes nail the subject down, and sometimes wander way off track (one song is even subtitled O G I'm Rambling), but always remain intelligent and entertaining. I could fill up this page quoting favorite lines, but I'll just give you my favorite: 'We are every little girl who/ lifts her skirt to/ hide her face.' It's a clear image we have all seen, plus a gorgeous metaphor when applied to certain adult behavior. Musically, this is classic rock, in the best sense. There was a period in the late 60's when rock was simply rock, in all it's glorious variety. Then it started subdividing, into prog-rock, folk-rock, country-rock, and then... well, you know the story. This is simply rock, classic but not at all dated, fresh, fun, original. I can't recommend INVINCIBLE highly enough. --G. Murray Thomas.
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