F*ck the 27-year Club
July 25th, 2011 | Entertainment
I’m deeply saddened about the loss of singer Amy Winehouse. I’ve had her album Back To Black on repeat in my car for the past year now, especially track 9, Some Unholy War.
Ever since her appearance on one of the music award shows belting Rehab (introduced enthusiastically by Bruce Willis oddly enough) I was transfixed. There was this slight, soulful woman with a voice like a gallivanting comet, rushing over our heads on its quick way to death. If we were lucky, we were listening.
Russell Brand wrote an amazing tribute to his friend ‘Winehouse’ that is a poetic venture into the origin of their meeting in Camden, his and her rise to fame and the link forever shared by two addicts – sober or not.
It’s beautiful and staggeringly honest. So is Anthony Kiedis’s drug-drenched confessional Scar Tissue.
Mark Ronson (Samantha’s bro) co-produced Back To Black. Below is a vid, featuring Amy’s vocals from his 2007 album. Below that, find M.I.A.’s rough demo “27,” which she dedicated to her via Twitter.
Amy Winehouse R.I.P.