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Verbena – “Baby Got Shot”

verbena-into-the-pink “Baby Got Shot”
by Verbena
from the album Into the Pink
1999 Capital Records
Buy the album on Amazon.

I’m going to slide the time scale a little closer to the 21st century with this selection.  “Baby Got Shot” has a lot going for it:

  • A drummer with a heavy foot
  • Smokey-sounding female voice harmonizes on the chorus
  • Female bass player – that’s just hot.

verbena1And it’s just heavy and catchy as fuck.  And it can’t be overemphasized how much the male/female harmonies on the chorus give the song its edge.  Subsequent albums from Verbena were sorely missing this.   But Into The Pink has a surplus of great tracks, highlights include:”Sympathy Was Dead,” “Pretty Please” and , “Monkey, I’m Your Man.”

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