April 12, 2024

Diamanda Galás announces brand new live album, ‘Diamanda Galás In Concert’ – First track out now


Diamanda Galás

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(Photo by Pere Masramon) Diamanda Galás has announced details of her latest live release, “Diamanda Galás in Concert”, featuring recordings taken from performances at Thalia Hall in Chicago, and Neptune Theatre in Seattle from 2017. The album is set for release on 14 June 2024 via Intravenal Sound Operations.

Out now is the album’s “A Soul That’s Been Abused“- her take on Ronnie Earl’s soul ballad.

Talking about the track, she explains: “I had a gentleman caller off and on for ten years. Quite often I had to put him on the shelf because he was quite dramatic. But I loved him because usually he could take my sense of humor and colorful language by laughing at me. There was one day when I insulted him badly; and he informed me immediately that he could kill me where I stood. After the drama, we went to sleep. The next morning I went looking for my scissors and couldn’t find them. I looked for my knives and could find not even one. Finally I thought, “He hid them while I was sleeping!” I lifted the mattress and there was a petty arsenal of kitchen knives, scissors, my stun gun, my 38 special, and maybe even a toenail clipper! I laughed so hard that day! And we had a great dinner that night. A Soul That’s Been Abused was always his song.”

Diamanda Galás is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and visual artist. Her work concentrates on themes such as AIDS, mental illness, despair, loss of dignity, political injustice, historical revisionism, and war crimes. Galás’s recordings have also included collaborations, some of which are with the bands Recoil and Erasure, instrumentalist Barry Adamson, and musician Can Oral (also known as Khan), among others.

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