2 Foot Flame

“Saturday, October 17, marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the magnificent, eponymously titled first album from 2 Foot Flame (Matador, 1995). The band was made up of Jean Smith, Peter Jefferies and Michael Morley. The album features “Cordoned Off” one of the most sonically powerful recordings I’ve ever heard in my life. Enjoy this rebellion of art!” — David Lester

“In Cordoned Off, she (Jean Smith) breaks off her description of a frozen apocalypse by saying, ‘Actually, why don’t we do this another time? I’ve been away now… you know how it is, it was a long time ago… I don’t really remember… I can’t really say for sure.’ Briefly lulled, the song redoubles its intensity.” — Megan McCarthy, CMJ (New Music Monthly) 1995

“It’s a series of images that I came up with. It’s more like a cinematic voyage into a particular emotion. I think it’s about something that’s hit a critical point, and blown up. I can’t see clearly what it is, and I’m not sure that I want to. It could be trouble.” – Jean talking about “Cordoned Off” to John Chandler in The Rocket (Seattle) 1995

“…hearing her (Jean’s) voice tear through these other contexts is nothing short of thrilling.” – Gail O’Hara, Time Out (New York) 1995

2 Foot Flame on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/2footflame


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