likes to play with words. In this song she comes up with a cute little
trick in the second chorus. It's an exact repetition of the first chorus,
except for a single word which she changes into an anagram of what
she sang the first time. What song am I thinking about?
do you still feel like shit?" turns into a more moderated "Why
do you still feel like this" the second time around.
Pictures and Pictures
no surprise that a typical Juliana CD contains one or more photos of
herself. And some contain more than others. My question here is quite
simple - which official CD has the most?
that the question didn't say "different photos"! Although
the UHB single cover contains only 3 different images one of these
is repeated something like 162 times!
never heard anything about Juliana having bad feelings about the planets
in our solar system. It does seem pretty strange though, that whenever
she comes across the name of this particular planet she tends to cover
it up! What on earth (or rather not on earth) am I talking about?
most of her career Juliana has been using Marshall amplifiers and she's
made it a habit to tape over "Mars" and "ll" changing the brand to "ha".
And of course when she's using a separate amp and speaker it becomes "ha
ha". Interestingly I've never seen any journalists asking her
why she does that, so whether she originally had problems with a Marshall
sponsorship or it's just a fun thing to do remains a mystery.
4 Those Golden Stars
Juliana went ahead and made her own CD cover design for the compilation,
and sure she did a pretty good job. I'd have to give her a pretty low
score for originality though, since the other day I happened to come
upon no less than 2 other CD's from my collection, with covers that
feature a lot of golden stars on a blueish background. I'll show you
a close up of a single star from each of them, and you'll just have
to identify the corresponding CD's by naming the artist and album title.
I'll hand out a full point for each one that you get right:
O'Connor - Universal Mother
one of her best albums but it does happen to have more than a hundred
of these gold stars on the front cover!
Salt - Eight Arms to Hold You
was a bit surprised that only our quiz winner Rachel got this one right
since Veruca Salt happens to be such a popular band among Juliana fans.
more time gazing at your old CD covers :)
5 The Line that Disappeared
to the last verse of this classic Juliana song and you may realize
that the last line has just disappeared, as if she simply ran out of
lyrics. I'm pretty sure that it's done on purpose since it really amplifies
a very emotional statement in the previous line. But what song would
that be? No wait let's make it a bit harder - she wrote this song in
a hotel so why don't you give me the name of the hotel and the city:
Hotel San Francisco
I tell you that the line before is "I was happy as a child" most
of you will know that the song I'm referring to is "My Darling".
Juliana has stated a couple of times that it was written while staying
at the Phoenix - a small SF hotel that has become a popular place to
stay for musicians on the road.
6 Spell Check
guess most of you will have seen it somewhere before - the dreaded
double n misspelling of Juliana. Unfortunately it has also made its
way onto a few record covers. In fact on this particular CD, counting
both the insert, the cover and the CD itself you can find the double
n occurring no less than 4 times. For some reason there's also one
appearance of the correct spelling. Do you happen to know the title
of this CD?
of the Grievous Angel
is the Gram Parsons tribute where Julian(n)a and Evan contributed "$1000
7 Ancient Language
has written a song that refers to an item that was handed down to her
from one of her brothers. The name of this item actually originates
from the latin language, and all I'm asking for is an english translation
of this word?
is the english translation of Volvo as in "Volvo (Girl in old
Blue Volvo Disowns Self)" which can be found on the UHB single.
And yes this car actually existed in real life.
8 Cover Up
when Juliana plays cover versions she's pretty careful about singing
the exact same lyrics as the original. However whenever she sings this
particular song there's a distinct difference from the original, and
to give you a hint I can say that the numbers 3,4,7 and 8 are involved.
What cover song would that be?
you listen to the original by Madder Rose you'll notice that in a rather
unusual way "What makes baby get so high?" is repeated 3
times in the first chorus and 7 in the second. Juliana has chosen to
repeat it a more conventional 4 and 8 times.
9 A Single Instrument.
listening to this track which features Juliana as the only musician.
Singing and playing an instrument. Nothing too exotic about this you
might say, but hey - wait a minute - the instrument is not a guitar.
It's an official recording, and the song is.....?
Got No Idols
from the answers this was the easiest question of them all - on the
For the Birds ep you can find a great piano version of this song.
10 Interesting Sticker.
general I find CD stickers annoying, but this particular one really
did what it was supposed to do - it caught my eye, and I simply had
to buy the CD. It looks something like this:
#1 and #2 are among my absolute favorites, so I think I'd just like
you to name artist #1:
remaining undisclosed artists are Evan Dando, Victoria Williams and
Lucinda Williams. The CD is the Giant Sand compilation titled "Selections
11 Hidden Tribute.
always been fascinated by the fact that Juliana seems to spend a lot
of time listening to other artists, and still manages to write songs
that are very much her own. If you study the lyrics to Only Everything
closely you'll see that they contain a slightly disguised reference
to one of her favorites at the time. And I'm not talking about Dinosaur
Jr. that probably inspired her to choose the album title itself. So
what band am I talking about?
Day Real Estate
that was what I was talking about, but maybe I should have checked
out some facts before writing this question from memory! As it turns
out I didn't give you any chance at all to answer this one since the
lyrics I'm referring to doesn't belong on OE at all! It is as close
can get though since Waves was recorded at the same
and happens to contain the following lines:
On a sunny day
real escape's a dream
that point in time she mentioned Sunny Day Real Estate in every other
interview so I doubt that this is just a coincidence. Interestingly
if you type "Sunny Day Real Escape" in Google you get only one result
- which happens to be a transcription of the Wave lyrics. Maybe I should
have done that before writing the question :)
listening to the original version of another song that Juliana has
covered on numerous occasions my eyes catch a strange coincidence while
scanning the track list. The name of the following song sounds very
familiar since Juliana has used exactly the same title for one of her
absolute masterpieces? I guess this should be enough info for you to
identify the artist?
wrote the beautiful "Tomorrow Never Comes" and the original
recording on the Afterglow CD happens to be followed by a song named "Close
Your Eyes". Interestingly Afterglow came out a year before Beautiful
Creature so who knows whether Juliana got some inspiration for a song
watching a movie. This scene takes place in a car outside a Bowling
Alley and music is playing in the background. A girl is singing and
yes of course - the voice belongs to Juliana. But what's the name of
song is "Yeh Yeh" and it could probably easily be chosen
as the worst song Juliana has ever recorded. Furthermore it's very
much in the background - in fact I totally missed it when I saw the
movie for the first time recently, so I'm not too surprised that no
one managed to answer this one.
now looking at a published piece of handwriting, in which someone has
managed to describe Juliana as "the alternababe"! Who wrote
intro to the "Come On Feel the Lemonheads" songbook contains
the following comment about "It's about time":
one's written from the perspective of Juliana Hatfield. It was fun
for Tom and I to imagine we were inside the alternababe's work boots."