“Nobody is very similar to Diamanda Galas. Who else could attract correlations with Grace Jones, Mahalia Jackson, and Flatula Lee Roth from Tragic Mulatto, all expressed in one respectful breath? What’s more, who else however the diva of vocal acrobatic could collaborate with … Full Descriptionone of shake’s heaviest bassists, Led Zeppelin’s amazing John Paul Jones?
Rising triumphant from this joint effort, Galas hauls her new collection THE SPORTING LIFE behind her like a crisp slaughter. She whinnies like a steed through tunes like ‘Fiend’s Rodeo’ while the title track discovers her mocking like Rita Hayworth’s character in ‘Gilda” screaming’,I don’t care for him, how about we murder him!”
Ms. Occasions is nobody to disturb. She’s a horrible trilingual flirt collaborated with a similarly adroit bassist, and the subsequent SPORTING LIFE is a similarly unforgiving yet excellent new collection.”
John Paul Jones (lap steel guitar, bass); Pete Thomas (drums).
Faculty incorporates: Diamanda Galas (vocals, piano, Hammond B-3 organ);
Stimulation Weekly (9/23/94, p.70) – “… Led Zeppelin bassist Jones and Pete Thomas join the devilish diva to shape a power-frantic trio on Galas’ most shaking collection yet… ” – Rating: B
Artist (11/94, p.88) – “… on occasion, THE SPORTING LIFE sounds like the best collection Led Zeppelin never made, with Galas’ aerobatic, banshee-conceiving an offspring cry subbing for Jimmy Page criticism in a modern power trio… “