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CD: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang - Sing it Loud

CD: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang - Sing it Loud

It might not be country, but lang's latest is full of soul

k.d. says it loud, she's back and she's proud

With k.d. lang's original "cowpunk" days of Absolute Torch and Twang now a distant memory, she has settled into the role of deluxe vocal stylist with a bit of heritage balladry on the side (for instance, her collaboration with Tony Bennett, A Wonderful World). This batch of new material, most of it co-written with co-producer Joe Pisapia, rings familiar lang-esque bells. We're barely into the first track, "I Confess", when shades of her idol Roy Orbison become discernable in the vertiginous melodrama of the arrangement, and the late, great Patsy Cline frequently takes a peek over lang's shoulder.

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I love that video, great camera work!

Why do you consider the band's name to be "freakish"? Strikes me more as playful.

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