Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Judee Sill

Judee Sill

13 articles


Judee Sill: Judee Sill (Asylum)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 1971

JUDEE SILL IS one of those breed of American girls who’ve taken to singing who one supposes were previously engaged in quietly knitting at home ...

America, Judee Sill: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 25 March 1972

America — simply so successful ...

Judee Sill: Lunch And Judee

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 25 March 1972

SHE HAS JUST been discoursing on her past activities as lerpatologist when her attention was distracted. "That's the same man who was lying on the ...

A Sill-y Story: Judee Sill

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 8 April 1972

JUDEE SILL is quite a remarkable woman. When you consider her past it becomes apparent just how remarkable. She lost both her parents and her ...

Judee Sill

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 8 April 1972

ACCORDING to Judee Sill: "Out of the mud grows a lotus". In other words something beautiful comes from something unpleasant. The phrase applies well to ...

Judee Sill Leaves Out the Juicy Bits

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 8 April 1972

"WHERE WOULD you like me to start? Past, present or future?" exclaimed the cat-like figure that swooped in and instantly slid on to the sofa. ...

Judee Sill: Heart Food

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 22 April 1978

"AN EXORCISM of low-riding smack-shooting ghosts" was how Rolling Stone described Judee Sill's life, in issue 106/April '72 it was. Interestingly enough, that same issue ...

Heart Food and Dark Peace: Judee Sill

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, The Observer, 12 December 2004

This is an expanded version of "The Lost Child", published in The Observer Music Monthly. ...

Judee Sill: Spirited Away

Retrospective by Mick Houghton, Uncut, April 2005

UNTIL RECENTLY, Judee Sill and her two Asylum albums were all but forgotten. Her story is so tragic as to be nearly unbelievable, the antithesis ...

The Stars That Fame Forgot: Judee Sill

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, July 2006

LA's doomed lady of the canyon who lost her genius to drugs ...

Judee Sill: A Brief Life, an Enduring Musical Impression

Retrospective by Tim Page, The Washington Post, 30 December 2006

ON THE DAY after Thanksgiving 1979, Judee Sill, a 35-year-old, deeply depressed and physically broken singer-songwriter, took an overdose of opiates and cocaine in her ...

Judee Sill: Live in London: The BBC Recordings 1972-1973

Review by Jeff Tamarkin, The Boston Phoenix, 7 August 2007

IF JUDEE SILL'S story isn't fodder for a Lifetime TV movie, then nothing is: the early deaths of her father and brother; an alcoholic mother ...

Judee Sill: The Disappearing Crayon Angel

Retrospective by Graham Reid,, 18 October 2009

THERE SEEMS to be an alarming number of women musicians written out of popular culture: Doris Troy, Minnie Ripperton, Laura Nyro, Judy Henske, Mireille Mathieu, ...


back to LIBRARY