school-going she wailed a raucous
saxophone in the original configuration
of thrash-with-brains early punk heroes
Later she pledged
allegiance to the fledging Rough Trade
label with her own band Essential Logic.
Lora sang and blew at the front of a
large-ish line-up. But in retrospect
Essential Logic were an over ambitious
operation and hindered by the perpetual
yet unfruitful search for the
right' guitarist. They never
realised their full potential.
With Essential going
Terminal, Lora all but disappeared until
very recently when she re-emerged with a
'solo' album. A tightly funk flavoured
curio and a trifle inconsequential at
first hearing but give it the benefit of
further spins and the platter unfolds a
sweet selection of discreet delights. It
is called, with concise aptness and a
little young pup playfulness, 'Pedigree
It's the first
record I've made that I'm happy with. But
I didn't know it was coming out. It's
about a year overdue, admits Lora
on a sunny afternoon sitting on some
Covent Garden steps.
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