Radio Plastic Jennifer

by Bryan Thomas

/
  • Streaming + Download

     

1.
04:58
2.
04:04
3.
06:04
4.
04:01
5.
03:25
6.
04:24
7.
06:39
8.
04:14
9.
03:38
10.
04:59
11.
03:11
12.
13.

about

"RADIO PLASTIC JENNIFER is a dazzling whirlwind of folk-funk, as Thomas tackles love and betrayal, sin and salvation, lollipops and lingerie. The songs are smart, erotically charged and full of heart — an all-too rare combination. 'Six' for example, is a dizzying stream-of-consciouness slab of rock-rap with Thomas riffing on everything from 'The Wizard of Oz' to 'The 12 Days of Christmas,' from mood rings to junk bonds, from Loretta Lynn to Guns 'N Roses to Danny Partridge. 'Cycle' cuts even deeper, a tale of young African-Americans struggling against all odds to survive in a hostile world. An epic emotional rollercoaster of a song, Thomas descends from heartbreaking sorrow to bone-chilling terror before finally grabbing hold of a sliver of hope and redemption in the power of love. By the end of the song, he's chanting 'Everything's gonna be all right,' as though he can make it so solely through repetition and his sheer passion… Buy the CD… or get out of the house and see what he can do in person. You won't be disappointed." - Greg Haymes, Times Union, April 1999.

credits

released April 1, 1999

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Bryan Thomas Albany

Nippertown’s Greg Haymes says Albany soul rocker BRYAN THOMAS's "writes smart, and he writes from the heart, balancing intellect, passion and politics.”

The Times Union named him“Best Male Singer-Songwriter” shortly after he released his acoustic hip-hop debut Radio Plastic Jennifer in 1999. The follow-up soul rock epic Ones and Zeros was Metroland Magazine’s “Album of the Year” in 2002.
... more

shows

contact / help

Contact Bryan Thomas

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Tiresias
imagine that nothing is there. imagine a space.
pick out a point at the top near the center.
pick out a point to love indirectly.
slowly... to forget we are not one.
the wet will remind.

feel out the space with the fingers.
gently and let the love linger.
until i am woman i can’t understand.
tonite i’m her woman and she is my man.

imagine that nothing’s not there. imagine a place.
come the new nothing go slow as i enter.
come the new nothing she lets me.
slowly… to forget we are not one.
the sweat will remind.

and there is no nothing to be afraid of.
at last we will know what we’re made of.
until she’s not woman we can’t understand.
tonite love the woman as if she’s my man.

all the party phobes rock the party all nite...

and we measure our time with silly things.
and we measure our lives with silly things.
so measure me no more in gray scale.
measure me only in rainbow.
men do not know little girls understand.
until i am woman i can’t be a man.