Opal Foxx

The Love That Won't Shut Up

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The Opal Foxx Quartet is actually an impressive ten-piece band lead by vocalist Opal Foxx, a drag queen with a voice like Tom Waits in overdrive. The songs on The Love That Won't Shut Up are funny, disgusting, contemplative, disturbing, smart, and stupid. Much of it is bad, most of it is good. But good or bad, it's certainly entertaining throughout. Among the eleven tracks are covers of The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song and Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit." The Love That Won't Shut Up is a great title and a good album.

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