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1 hour ago, Ulitzer95 said:

For anyone not too familiar with Faithfull, she’ll be 74 this year. She was a heroin addict, heavy drinker and didn’t quit smoking until 2014. She has suffered from anorexia, had breast cancer, hepatitis C, has had hip replacement and suffered from chronic back problems. 
 

Either “somebody up there” really likes her or they’re not keen and wish for her to stay here as long as possible...

She's clearly a very tough old bird. 

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13 hours ago, msc said:

She does however feel like someone on borrowed time - partly thanks to most of the ailments above. She feels like she'd fit right in home somewhere between 45 and 50 on the 2021 DL providing she is still breathing on January 1st.

Likely to have even more lung damage as a result of how ill she has been with the virus.

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She has lost weight and looks very tired/exhausted. But hey - she survived! Again!!! :bow:

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6 minutes ago, ObakeFilter said:

What's with her right hand?

It’s joined to her right arm 

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Marianne Faithful on R4 Today show just now, sounding rough as hell and particularly ancient, although she states she has completely recovered from covid-19.   

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6 hours ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

Marianne Faithful on R4 Today show just now, sounding rough as hell and particularly ancient

So fully back to normal, then.

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On 21/05/2020 at 06:30, ObakeFilter said:

What's with her right hand?

 

 

Reaching for a Mars Bar!

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5 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Marianne on her almost fatal Covid infection, the longterm effects and her possibly final album:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/15/marianne-faithfull-i-was-in-a-dark-place-presumably-it-was-death

 

I'm glad I took the chance to see her, what, five years ago already?  I can't see much chance of her performing live again as she was pretty fragile then, but I hope she goes on as long as she wants to.

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39 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

I'm glad I took the chance to see her, what, five years ago already?  I can't see much chance of her performing live again as she was pretty fragile then, but I hope she goes on as long as she wants to.

 

Same here. Seeing her live in concert in my home town in 2014 was a once-in-a-lifetime-chance.

Will buy her album blind. Will enjoy it.

 

@Toast What's your favorite album of her? Mine is "Vagabond Ways" from 1999. Very dark, very slow, very deep. Still love it!

But I also love "Give my love to London" and "Broken English", of course!

Oh, and "Horses and High Heels", brilliant!!!

Never like "Before the poison" that much, even though she had worked with PJ Harvey and Nick Cave on it.

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Yes, I have Vagabond Ways and Broken English, brilliant.   Also Dangerous Acquaintances which has the heartrending "Truth, Bitter Truth". I need to get GMLTL.

I've also got a great compilation called A Perfect Stranger which is either a good introduction or handy to keep in the car, depending who's listening.

 

 

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Got "A Perfect Stranger", too! :bow:

 

I also like the album "Kissin Time", where she worked with Beck, Billy Corgan and Damon Albarn.

"Sex with strangers" - very outstanding:

 

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As some other famous singer said, I need a love reaction :lol:

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11 minutes ago, Toast said:

As some other famous singer said, I need a love reaction :lol:

Do you mean the song by Divine? :D

 

No, you need the "Give my love to London"-album!!!

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Love her, cannot stand her voice - even on 'As Tears Go By'.

 

And although she states in the Guardian article that doesn't like being thought of as a muse, I've always thought her and Jane Birkin ought to do a double-header gig. It would be a wonderful evening.

 

Also, Marianne as 'God' in Ab Fab is the greatest piece of casting ever imho. 

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3 hours ago, Book said:

Do you mean the song by Divine? :D

 

:lol: No, Bruce Springsteen (from Dancing In The Dark)

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