Odd Girl Out – Richard Barone/Jill Sobule
Taken from the “Glow” album via Bar/None, ‘Odd Girl Out’ was co-written by Barone and Jill Sobule, the song tells the true story of a lesbian in the pre-Stonewall days of the West Village.
Glow is the new solo album from Richard Barone, guitarist and vocalist for cult faves the Bongos. The album is a sonic delight; like a lost solo Beatle album from a glam-rock future-world. After taking a break from performing to produce others and write a book, Barone is back working with his long time friend and favorite producer Tony Visconti along with Steve Addabbo, Jill Sobule, Paul Williams (co-write “Silence Is Our Song”), Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken and others, Glow positively glows with great songs like “Gravity’s Pull,” “Yet Another Midnight” and a captivating cover of Marc Bolan’s “Girl.” The king of chamber pop does not disappoint on this stunning new addition to his catalog.