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Story of an Earth Girl

by Sonny & The Sunsets

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Helen Brown was born in Vancouver, Canada, but raised in an Athens, Georgia-based religious cult. As an adult, she dropped out of Evergreen College and traveled the country for a while as a nomadic psychedelic folksinger, before forming her first band, the One Eyed Tramps. For years, she lived alone in a mountaintop in southern Alaska, where she befriended a Cherokee Shaman (later revealed as a fake) who encouraged her to pursue a frustrating academic career. Rampant drug use, frequent fainting, and occasional self-inflicted knife wounds on stage resulted in more interest being drawn to her stage antics rather than her music. However, in the late 90s, a few tracks appeared, which feature a unique mix of country, girl group, R&B, and ghoulishness. Crude and amateurish at best, these recordings are appreciated for their sincerity and intensity of feeling.

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released March 1, 2011

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Sonny & The Sunsets San Francisco, California

Sonny & the Sunsets are a beautiful west coast thing. Birthed from the sand, the surf, and twilight campfires down in Ocean Beach, Sonny & the Sunsets’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop's otherworldly despair, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman. ... more

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