SALLY BARRY of THE HONEYMOON KILLERS & STP – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE”
with SALLY BARRY of
THE HONEYMOON KILLERS & STP

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest was drummer/bassist/vocalist with cult garage NYC noise rock band The Honeymoon Killers, joining in 1985 and being their longest standing (or should that be sitting) drummer in an oft rotating line-up led by Jerry Teel (later of Chrome Cranks with Bob Bert) and that also featured Cristina Martinez of Pussy Galore / Boss Hog.

She then played with PG’s Julie Cafritz in the ace band STP, whose song “Hey Bastard!” is a classic and which if you’ve been reading as I have Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney’s autobiography “Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl” you’ll know definitely isn’t Stone Temple Pilots. Her rock & roll roll call far exceeds these valorous tours of duty, more below, but I am way beyond chuffed to welcome to VS, the outstanding Sally Edroso aka Sally Barry!

I asked Sally for more details and in her own words…

“Hi nick, here are a couple of pics and a rundown of some stuff i’ve done-
drums/bass/vocals – honeymoon killers
drums – stp (with julia cafritz)
drums – bewitched (with bob bert)
drums/metal – tractor sex fatality
studio vocals – mark lanegan (whiskey for the holy ghost), truly (feeling you up, twilight curtains)

oh jeez, i always forget this… i played session drums for joe christ too (bigger than god single, with chris spedding).
chris freaking spedding!
how i can keep forgetting that i’ll never know 😊

not really doing anything right now, i work full time and have a 16 year old son… keeps me pretty busy for the moment : )

cheers!

Here’s Sally in action with the aforementioned STP “Hey, Bastard!”

But what has Sally chosen as her “song for ewe”? Without further ado…as per the brief it’s pleasingly obscure!

“Today i’m listening to lovely Lau Nau, the Finnish sorceress.

I could have picked any song, they’re all gorgeous. This piece is more traditional sounding than much of her work… she often plays bottles, cans, slide whistles.

I have no idea what she’s singing about and it doesn’t matter.”

THANKS SO MUCH SALLY!!!

Author: Nick Hutchings

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